“I pause to acknowledge the passing of one of the greatest singer and performer of our time, Kenny Rogers. Like many Jamaicans, I grew up listening to his ‘story-telling to music’ country and western hits in the 70s and 80s. My favourites were ‘The Coward of the County’ and ‘Gambler’,” said Holness on his official social media page.
“He was a versatile singer, and collaborated with artistes from other genres, including Lionel Richie and rap artiste, Colio. I had the memorable experience of seeing him perform live in Jamaica at the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in 2007,” recalled Holness.
“May his soul rest in peace as we remember him in melody”, added Holness of the all-time great star.
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