Rogers returns with Christmas tour Dec. 2
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Saturday, September 24, 2011
9/24/11 at 5:05 AM
Country music icon Kenny Rogers returns to the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for his Christmas & Hits Tour, 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 770 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa.
Ticket pricing and onsale date will be announced in the Tulsa World when it becomes available.
On this tour, the Gambler will be joined by country artist Billy Dean.
This time around, Rogers returns to Tulsa to perform a popular tour, which he's taken on the road for more than 30 years. Set tunes will include "White Christmas," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)," "Joy To The World," "O Holy Night" and "'Til The Season Comes 'Round Again," with the help of local choirs and children chosen to perform in each city of the tour, a press statement said.
Rogers also will sing many classics from his catalog of hits, including "The Gambler," "Lady," "She Believes in Me," "Islands in the Stream," "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," "Lucille," "Through The Years" and more.
The tour runs Nov. 25-Dec. 23. Rogers has thrived as a showman for more than 50 years, recorded more than 65 albums and sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. His 2011 album, "The Love of God," became his 21st Top 10 country album, available exclusively at Cracker Barrel.
"Thirty years is a long time to do anything, but a Christmas show seems to get easier every year, especially when I get a chance to work with friends like Billy Dean," Rogers said in a press statement.
Dean first gained national attention after appearing on the television talent competition "Star Search." He shared a No. 1 hit with Rogers in 2000, with the tune "Buy Me a Rose." His father, Billy, was brother to country star Jimmy Dean.
Notable singles by Dean include "Only the Wind," "Billy the Kid," "If There Hadn't Been You," "Tryin' to Hide a Fire in the Dark" and more.
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Kenny Rogers performs at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in 2010. He will return Dec. 2 with his long-running Christmas & Hits Tour. Courtesy