Kenny Rogers' haunting final recording 'Goodbye'

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Sunday, 20 March 2022, 9:50AM

It's hard to believe, but today marks two years since the late Kenny Rogers passed away.

Following his passing, fans were given one last farewell from the country music icon.

Rogers' label, Capitol Records, released his poignant ballad, 'Goodbye', which was one of the last songs the superstar recorded.

"Those closest to Kenny wanted to make this track available to all of this fans," Capitol Nashville said in a statement accompanying the ballad's release.

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Even though the song had never been released by Capitol, the Lionel Richie-penned song did appear on Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years, a 45-track compilation released by Time Life in 2009, as one of three previously unreleased tunes.

Following Rogers' death, the song takes on a deeper meaning through such lyrics as: "There’s peace in where you are, maybe all I need to know, And if I listen to my heart I’ll hear your laughter once more."

Kenny died from natural causes on March 20, 2020. He was 81.