Kenny Rogers was apparently a fast-food connoisseur.
Singer and actress Susan Anton has made her fair share of famous friends over the year. She spoke to Fox News about Rogers and revealed an interesting fact about him. Anton is currently promoting the show, Idol Chat TV, where the cast of classic television shows and films reunite.
“He was always pulling practical jokes and shenanigans,” she recalled of the country hitmaker. “After a show, he loved visiting drive-thrus for some fast food. He would be like a kid in a limo. And when we drove up, he would just casually introduce himself.”
Anton said that people were stunned by Rogers. Could you actually imagine Kenny Rogers in a limo ordering drive thru window at Jack In The Box?
“That’s just the kind of guy he was. He was always ready to have fun,” she added. Despite being a huge star, he was “humble and kind” and didn’t take this all for granted. She believes that the aspect was part of his charm.
Anton described Rogers as generous and loving. According to her, he was more than happy to share the spotlight and was “everything you imagined him to be and more.” She noted that he was just as fun off stage as he was on stage.
Kenny Rogers’ Epic Tribute
Country superstars are coming together to honor the late Kenny Rogers and his legacy. CBS is putting on Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler. The special will air on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/10 pm ET/PT. After its original airing, the event will be available on-demand via Paramount+.
Artists including Chris Stapleton, Idina Menzel, Lady A, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, and Reba McEntire are set to perform. The event will be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and will honor his musical career. In addition to the covers, the show will also tell stories about his life and songs.
“Kenny Rogers’ enormous impact on country music was matched only by the love all the artists and fans showed Kenny on this incredible night,” CBS executive producers Keith Wortman and Ken Levitan said. “We are so thrilled to share this special with his friends, family, and fans all around the world as he will remain forever in our hearts.”
Dolly Parton, Rogers’ collaborator and close friend, will also be honoring the late legend. She will be sharing memories of their 30 years of touring and working together. Their final performance was in 2017 during his farewell tour, when he decided to retire and spend time with his family.
“I told Dolly, ‘I am going to say goodbye and spend more time with my wife and kids,’” Rogers said back in 2017. “So she replied, ‘It’s been 13 years since we sang on stage together. You cannot get out of town without us doing something.’”
Rogers believes that working with Parton was so emotional and special because they had so much history together.