Rogers performs at Dove Awards, preps autobiography
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
– Kenny Rogers will perform The Rock Of Your Love,
a song from his new gospel album, "The Love Of God," with Dove Award winners Point of Grace at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards this week.
The show will be taped live today at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and will air on Easter Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. eastern on GMC.
Rogers is currently working on writing his autobiography, tentatively scheduled for a fall 2011 release by HarperCollins. "I must admit, the older I get, the more interesting my life used to be," said Rogers. "I also realized that if I don't do it now, I may forget it all."
Rogers is also gearing up for his first-ever tour of South America - a 5-date run in May that includes stops in Buenos Aires, Argentina (May 18, 23); Punta del Este, Uruguay (May 20); Santiago, Chile (May 21) and Bogota, Colombia (May 26).
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