You can watch the star-studded live-streamed tribute concert for Kenny Rogers in full HERE

Publish Date
Friday, 17 April 2020, 11:30AM

Over the past few weeks, the music world has continued to mourn the loss of Kenny Rogers.

In celebration of his life and music, musicians and some of Kenny's good friends including Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum came together for a virtual performance as part of the CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit for MusiCares.

The stars not only performed Kenny's songs directly from their homes but they also reflected on his impact on the music world.

Rare archival photos, interviews and performances by Rogers also aired.

"Kenny Rogers transcended genres and generations with his musical versatility, legendary collaborations and timeless appeal, and we're honoured to pay tribute to his legacy," CMT executive producer, Margaret Comeaux, said in a statement.

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"Particularly in these turbulent times, we'll stop and take a moment to allow the memory of our dear friend Kenny to bring us together and inspire us to lend support to those in the music community who are most in need."

To watch the special - which was hosted by Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson - in full CLICK HERE.

Viewers can also donate to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides financial aid to those in the music industry who have suffered a loss of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rogers died on March 20 from natural causes. He was 81.