CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - The show is being billed as the gambler's last stand and there are still tickets available.
Saturday night, country music icon Kenny Rogers will take the stage for the last time in Crockett. The stop is part of the legend's farewell tour. According to his website, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades starting in the '50s, while sending 24 songs to the No. 1 spot of the charts.
He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Solo Artists of All Time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, six Country Music Association Awards (including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013) and the Artist of a Lifetime Award at the CMT Artists of the Year 2015 award show.
Rogers has been the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Entertainment Buyers Association, the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music, and the Horatio Alger Award, given to those who have distinguished themselves despite humble beginnings. Most recently, on February 29, 2016, Rogers was honored with the 2016 Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award at the 8th Annual TJ Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala.
The show in Crockett was originally scheduled for Jan. 30, but an illness delayed the show. Because of the change, a limited amount of tickets are open.
"We have had tickets returned," PWFAA Glenn Barnhart said. "We also have general admission tickets left. They are first come first serve but they are on the floor in direct view of the stage."
Barnhart believes this will be a once in a lifetime show.
"This is probably the biggest show we have ever had," Barnhart said. "We are real excited to have him return home. His mother lived here so he has those roots here."