AXS TV celebrates Kenny Rogers with classic concerts airing April 6-12, benefiting MusicCares COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund
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AXS TV will pay tribute to late country music legend Kenny Rogers with a pair of classic concerts that will air on Monday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The concerts will feature performances from Rogers’ friends Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. The broadcasts will kick-off a week-long celebration of the beloved country music legend and will also support the Kenny Cares Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund.

The special programming event starts on Monday, April 6 with the Emmy-wining 1989 special “Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong” followed by the indelible 1985 special “Kenny and Dolly: Real Love.”

Viewers can donate to Kenny Cares Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund by texting KENNYCARES to 41444 or visit musicares.org/kennycares.

“Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong” originally aired as a 1989 NBC Special. The trio performed in front of NASA employees and their families. In a fun twist, the musical friends performed a medley in which they took turns performing some of each other’s smash hits like “The Gambler,” “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” and “Two Doors Down.”

At 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT the 1985 HBO special “Kenny and Dolly: Real Love” takes a candid look at the enduring friendship that the globally adored duo shared. The special gives viewers behind-the-scenes coverage of rehearsals along with live performances of their dual headlining 1985 Real Love Tour.

The performers display their mutual love and appreciation for each other between singing hits like “We’ve Got Tonight,” “9 to 5,” “Islands in the Stream,” and “Real Love.” Fans everywhere can enjoy their rare brand of chemistry and camaraderie.

Sarah Weidman, Head Of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV spoke of Roger's indelible country music legacy in a press release about the concerts. She said, “His music has influenced and inspired generations of artists and fans alike, all across the world. AXS TV is proud to celebrate his incredible life and career with this block of classic specials, putting the spotlight on two of his finest performances as he brings the house down alongside his close friends and fellow icons Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.”

Tune in to AXS TV starting on Monday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT to watch the premieres of the Kenny Rogers classic concerts.

Kenny Cares Week-Long Schedule on AXS TV (Times are all Eastern)

Monday, April 6
8:00 & 11 p.m. — “Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong”
9:00 p.m. & 12 a.m. — “Kenny & Dolly – Real Love”

Tuesday, April 7
12 p.m. — “Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong”

Thursday, April 9
12 p.m. — “Kenny & Dolly – Real Love”

Friday, April 10
9 a.m. — “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” – featuring Kenny Rogers

Sunday, April 12
9 a.m. — “Kenny & Dolly – Real Love”
12 p.m. — “Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong”