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Kenny Rogers Hits Bonnaroo & CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Kenny Rogers had a busy weekend last week, with appearances at not one, but two major festivals on June 9th and 10th.

On June 9th Rogers performed four songs to a sold out crowd at LP Field as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Following his performance there Kenny headed down to Manchester, Tenn., for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Sunday. He was the only artist to play both events this year.

At Bonnaroo, Kenny played to a huge audience in the afternoon and was joined by his longtime friend Lionel Richie on stage as a surprise guest for "Lady." Later that evening, Rogers joined Phish on stage in front of 70,000 fans during the closing set of the festival to perform "The Gambler.” During Bonnaroo, his fans showed their affection for the country music legend with love and chants of “Kenny! Kenny!” And the following day, the press followed suit with strong reviews of the performance.

Billboard described his performance at Bonnaroo as "Spellbinding" and one of the 10 best performances at the festival for that year, while Spin Magazine said that Rogers "fit in beautifully" at the festival

Rogers is currently on the road with an international tour, with more dates in the U.S., followed by a leg through Australia and New Zealand before he heads to Asia. He is also working on an autobiography, set for release in October and planning a new studio album to be released on Warner Bros. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers