Kenny Roger's first posthumous album 'Life Is Like A Song', since his passing in 2020 is set to release on June 2 this year.
Life Is Like A Song features 10 songs that have been curated by his wife Wanda Miller. Eight of these songs are unheard songs recorded between 2008 and 2011 including Kenny's cover of Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight and Lionel Richie's Goodbye.
Kenny and Dolly Parton were an iconic duo in the '80s. Their underrated song 'Tell Me That You Love Me' will be released digitally and on vinyl for the very first time via this album.
Kenny Roger's team made the album announcement on his official Instagram page.
"We are thrilled to announce the June 2 arrival (via UMe) of a moving new Kenny Rogers album: Life Is Like A Song, featuring eight unreleased recordings and two coveted rarities from the KR vault! Kenny shares wisdom on life, love, family, and loss in this specially curated collection of music by Kenny’s widow, Wanda Rogers, showcasing amazing never-before-heard music from the one and only Kenny Rogers," they wrote.
"The album is being released in memory of Kenny to honor him and his musical legacy. The project marks the first new non-Christmas studio album by Rogers in 10 years and the only non-compilation/non-reissued full-length album to be released on vinyl since 1991."
"I think the record is fabulous, and it is going to make Kenny so proud," Wanda said in a news release.
"These songs are such a beautiful reminder of his love 'for the feelings a song can make' for a person. He would often say that he wanted his songs to be 'what every man wants to say, and every woman wants to hear.' I think there are a lot of those moments on this album.”
Wanda talked about how special this is to her and her family.
“This is a very special record to me and our family because it really tells the story of our life together, and I feel his fans will also relate to it in a big way because it walks the listener through the seasons of life that we all experience in one way or another,” she continued. “There is joy, there is love, there is family, there is uncertainty, there is pain, there is faith… it's emotional and real. This is the kind of music Kenny loved to make."