New Kenny Rogers CD available at local Cracker Barrel - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Arts & Life

New Kenny Rogers CD available at local Cracker Barrel

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Posted: Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:00 am | Updated: 10:09 pm, Tue Jun 7, 2011.

Kenny Rogers is one of the most recognizable voices in music and now he's become the first artist to release a second album through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store with "The Love of God," a truly inspired blend of memorable classics and new recordings.

The recently released CD is an inspirational collection of classic songs that Rogers remembers from his childhood along with new recordings of contemporary songs. Two of the classics feature other artists like The Whites and Winfield's Locket. Point of Grace is featured on one of the album's contemporary recordings.

Through the course of his career, Rogers has attracted fans with an incredible range of music from country to pop.

"‘The Love of God' is the culmination of an idea I had been thinking about for years but never had the opportunity to bring to life," Rogers said in an email statement. "It's been a musical awakening to me. To all of the wonderful musicians, vocalists and songwriters who lent their amazing talents to this record, I want to thank you for making it so special. It seems I have a personal relationship with every song on it. For example, ‘In The Sweet By And By' was my mom's favorite song. When I was a kid, as I was leaving to go to school, I remember hearing her sing along with the radio. Music is by far the best ‘memory creator' I know, and that memory is very special to me."

To pick up a copy of "The Love of God," visit the Ahwatukee Foothills Cracker Barrel, 5022 E. Chandler Blvd.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7913 or kmixer@ahwatukee.com

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