Country Kudos For Kenny

Kenny Rogers will receive a career achievement award at the 36th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 9 in Los Angeles. The award is periodically given to an artist who has had a substa

Kenny Rogers will receive a career achievement award at the 36th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 9 in Los Angeles. The award is periodically given to an artist who has had a substantial comeback in the preceding year; past recipients were Johnny Paycheck in 1977, Carl Perkins in 1986, and John Anderson in 1993.

The awards will be broadcast live in the U.S. on CBS from the Universal Amphitheater. Glen Campbell will present the award to Rogers, who will perform the title track from his new Dreamcatcher album, "There You Go Again."

"Kenny has been one of the most consistent and resilient voices in country music for the past quarter century," said Fran Boyd, executive director of the Academy of Country Music. "His list of achievements in the industry is overwhelming."

Rogers will perform tomorrow night (April 27) in Beverly, Mass. and Saturday (April 28) in Red Bank, N.J.

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