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CMT Preps Tribute to Kenny Rogers Featuring Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, & More

On Wednesday, April 8, CMT will pay tribute to Kenny Rogers, who died in late March, with a new concert special, CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Benefit for MusiCares.

The special will feature at-home performances as well as interviews and clips of Rogers. Performers include Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Michael McDonald, Jennifer Nettles, Randy Houser, Rascal Flatts, and Gavin DeGraw.

During the tribute, viewers will be able to donate to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides support to music creators and industry professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Half of the money raised will go directly to the Nashville music community. Viewers will be able to make donations by visiting or texting "KENNYCARES" to 41444.

CMT Giants Kenny Rogers: A Benefit for MusiCares will air on Wednesday, April 8 at 8pm ET/PT on CMT and will encore on MTV Live at 8pm ET/PT on April 10 and again on CMT at 12pm ET/PT on April 11.

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Article image: Kenny Rogers in December 2007. (Sheila Herman [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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