"CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Benefit for MusiCares" will air on Wednesday, April 8th and feature virtual performances and interviews from Rogers’ friends and country contemporaries, including Dolly Parton, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Jennifer Nettles, Lady Antebellum, Lionel Richie, Michael McDonald, Randy Houser, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, and more.
All contributors will film their tributes directly from their own homes and their performances will be blended with rare archival photos, interviews and performances, as well as clips and commentary from Rogers himself.
The country music icon, best known for hits like “Islands in the Stream” and “The Gambler,” died from natural causes at age 81 on March 20.
While the special airs, fans can donate directly to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, by visiting musicares.org/kennyrogers and texting KENNYCARES to 41444 during the broadcast to contribute. The fund was established to provide critical funds directly to the thousands of music creators and industry professionals who have the greatest need due to the coronavirus pandemic. Half of all funds raised will go directly to the Nashville country community.