Friday, August 11th, 2017
Redneck Country Club
11110 W Airport Blvd, Stafford, TX 77477
Until recently, and the force of nature known as Beyoncé, Kenny Rogers held the distinction of being the top-selling recording artist from the city of Houston. His September 2015 Today Show retirement announcement couldn’t help but launch a million “Gambler” puns, most of them of the “know when to fold ’em” variety. Rogers’s chart achievements are truly staggering, and many of his country and pop comrades will salute him at an all-star October concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena featuring, among others, Little Big Town, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, old friend Dolly Parton and, well, the Flaming Lips. By contrast, joining the 78-year-old Rogers at the Redneck Country Club stop of his “Last Deal” tour is Dottie West, his partner in a string of hit ’70s duets, including “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” “What Are We Doin’ In Love” and “All I Ever Need Is You.” Easy to argue that Rogers’s hometown fans are getting the better end of that deal.