Thursday, May 10, 2012
– Kenny Rogers formally announced today he is signing with Warner Records will join forces once again to create sweet music together.
Rogers said Wednesday night during his first of two sold-out performances at Ford Theater in Nashville as the Country Music Hall of Fame's 2012 Artist-in-Residence that he was with the albel.
Rogers, whose catalog on Warner Bros./Reprise Records includes a string of multi-platinum albums and career hits recorded over the span of several decades, returns to where it all began in 1967 when his career was ignited with his mega-hit with the First Edition, Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).
Rogers' new album is being produced by award-winning producer, Dann Huff, and is scheduled for release later this year.
"I'm looking forward to returning home to Warner Bros. Records after all these years," commented Rogers on his new deal. "Our history together, combined with the incredible team that's in place now, provides the catalyst for a great new relationship going forward."
"With his unique storytelling ability and soulful voice, Kenny Rogers' music has touched generations across all musical formats. He has not only had a remarkable career but is truly an American icon," said John Esposito, President & CEO of Warner Music Nashville. "Warner Music Nashville looks forward to continuing his musical legacy but more importantly, having him back home at Warner Bros. Records."
Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums. His long list of timeless classics includes an impressive 24 number 1 hits - The Gambler, Lady, Lucille, She Believes in Me, Islands in the Stream and We've Got Tonight among them. Rogers also has released albums on his own label.