Kenny Rogers to join Country Hall of Fame

Friday, 12 April 2013 - 8:22




Veteran singer Kenny Rogers has told fans he is "very excited" to learn he is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

Singer Bobby Bare and producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement will also be inducted at a ceremony later this year

The new inductees will bring the membership of the Country Music Hall of Fame, founded in 1961, to 121.

Already among that number is singer Dolly Parton, with whom Rogers performed on the 1983 duet Islands in the Stream.