Kenny Rogers was the first annual recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award (after Willie received the inaugural award last year).
it Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker hit the stage at the 2013 CMA Awards to honor legendary country artist Kenny Rogers.
Rogers sat on stage while the performers played a number of his most famous hits, including ‘Just Dropped In’ and ‘The Gambler,’ before joining them for ‘Islands in the Stream.’ The star-studded crowd stood and sang along throughout the performance.
After the tribute, Nettles presented Rogers with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which began last year.
“It’s been a hell of a month. Hall of Fame last week and this this week,” Rogers said, in reference to his recent induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.