Kenny Rogers Celebrates SESAC Legacy Award, “Islands In The Stream” Gold Certification

Pictured (L-R): Sony Music Nashville’s John Zarling, Vector management’s Ken Levitan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, CTK management’s Danny Nozell, and Webster PR’s Kirt Webster. Photo: Randy Dorman

SESAC will honor Kenny Rogers with the SESAC Legacy Award at its Nashville Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The SESAC Legacy Award recognizes Rogers’ contributions to the creative arts.

Additionally, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton were recently presented with a digital gold plaque from Sony Music Nashville for “Islands In The Stream” surpassing 500,000 digital units sold. The song has sold over 3 million physical copies and continues to be a fan favorite in the new modern download era.

Rogers and Parton performed the classic duet during Rogers’ All In For the Gambler show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25. Parton also performed her signature song “I Will Always Love You” during the event.

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