If anyone knows when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em and when to walk away, it’s Kenny Rogers. He has played his cards right throughout a successful career that spans generations. His ace in the hole has always been his ability to know a good song when he hears it and go all in with it. So holding true to a character he brought to life in song and in film, Rogers antes up for his final musical hand when he takes to the road one last time on a tour appropriately titled: “The Gambler’s Last Deal Final World Tour.”
Each summer, for the past few summers, the Riverside Resort has turned June, July and August into their tribute season. With the exception of Collin Raye, appearing July 7-9, the tribute bands fill the summer calendar of Don’s Celebrity Theater with bands and artists playing the music of Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Journey, and of course, Elvis (see “Coming Up“ on page 43 for complete listing).
Any time you do something from the heart, people just know it,” is more of a theme song to Brad Paisley’s life than the personal quote that it is.
In other words. Don’t fake it. Just do it.
Brad Paisley has been doing it ever since he was about 10 years old in small-town West Virginia when he plunked on a Sears guitar his grandpa gave him. He soon found himself playing at every family event, then town event, that popped up on the calendar.
Mother’s Day became an official nationally recognized day of honor in 1914. Father’s Day got its cap and gown and was signed into officialdom in 1972. It seems dads were a bunch of Rodney Dangerfields, who for more than half a century “couldn’t get no respect”.
Well, fathers have been getting a lot of ties and BBQ forks over the last 40 years to make up for it.