The Gambler’s Last Deal rides into TS Casino


It’s not often one gets the chance to speak to or let alone interview a music icon, but when you get that chance – you jump on it!  Kenny Rogers is currently winding down his career and passing the torch to the younger generation of Country recording artists by performing on “The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour” for the thousands of fans he has amassed over the better part of the past six decades. Although Kenny is not a gambler himself, he will be riding high into the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20th to say thank you to all his fans for their support throughout his storied career. Performing some of his greatest hits mixed with a festive Christmas set in between. If you have never seen Kenny in concert or for that matter even listened to his music …This is your chance to be a part of American music history one last time.  Recently we got a rare chance to join in on a round robin interview with Mr. Rogers himself to ask some questions we thought everyone would be intrigued by.  One of those questions involved his longtime musician friend Dolly Parton and the recently announced “MY People Fund” benefiting the victims of the Gatlinburg, TN wildfires. Maybe we helped get the ball rolling, but the important part is that Kenny will be performing this evening to help those stricken by natural disaster. We have included information below in case you would like to donate to Ms. Parton’s event tonight or in the near future. We hope you enjoy hearing the thoughts of a Country Music legend such as Kenny Rogers and Team Fuze will see you at The Last Deal!


Kenny Roger’s 4-1-1
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20
Where: Event Center at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona
Tickets: $30-$60. Available through ticketmaster or by phone (800) 771-7711





Dolly Parton and a number of her friends, including Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss, are set to perform during Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. (EST) on Great American Country (GAC).

The nationally-broadcast, three-hour telethon seeks to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund, established by Parton, The Dollywood Company and Parton’s dinner theaters in the wake of last week’s wildfires in the entertainment icon’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee. Smoky Mountains Rise also will be simulcast across multiple radio chains, including iHeart Media’s digital and select on-air platforms, Cumulus Media’s NASH Nights LIVE, TuneIn’s Country Roads channel, and several other platforms which are set to be announced shortly. Additionally, other celebrities joining Smoky Mountains Rise include will be announced in the coming days.

“My home in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is some place special,” Parton said. “Wildfires have affected many of the people—my people—who live in those beautiful mountains. We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.”

The My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes are uninhabitable or were completely destroyed in the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires. Any family who lost their primary residence (renters and homeowners) due to the wildfires in Sevier County will be eligible. A pre-application for those affected is available at

During the telethon, viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund.

Anyone who would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the My People Fund may visit For those wishing to send donations via mail, those contributions should be sent to: My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Please help the Dollywood Foundation share the word about this effort by using the hashtags #MyPeopleFund and #someplacespecial.


Eric Hall / The Fuze Magazine


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