Kenny Rogers’ Unreleased Songs Part of New Album Set to Release in June
The late country music star Kenny Rogers recorded previously unreleased songs that will be part of a new album due out in June. Rogers, known as “The Gambler,” had a career that spanned multiple genres like rock, jazz, country and pop. He passed away in 2020 at the age of 81.
Family Arranges Posthumous Album
Rogers’ widow, Wanda Rogers, arranged for the posthumous album “Life is Like a Song” to be released on June 2 by UMe. The album features recordings made between 2008 and 2011, including original songs and covers, such as Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” and Etta James’ “At Last.” The deluxe version of the album will include these tracks.
Rogers’ Famous Hits
The album also contains two previously released songs, “Tell Me That You Love Me,” a duet with Dolly Parton, and “Goodbye,” written by Lionel Richie. Both tracks were released back in 2009, but were never made available digitally. Rogers, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, had a successful run for around 60 years with hits like “Lucille,” “Lady,” and “Islands in the Stream,” a duet he sang with Parton.
A Special Record for Fans and Family
“He used to say he wanted his songs to be ‘what every man wants to say and every woman wants to hear,'” said Wanda Rogers in a press release. “I think there are a lot of those moments on this album. This is a very special record for me and our family because it really counts. The story of our life together, and I feel his fans will also relate to him in a big way because he takes the audience through the seasons of life that we all experience in one way or another.”
With “Life is Like a Song,” fans can hear a collection of unreleased songs and reminisce about Rogers’ illustrious career that touched everyone’s hearts.