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Kenny Rogers “Christmas and Hits” Concert @ Fox Theatre Detroit 12/13/12 (Review, Setlist, & Photos)

American Icon, Kenny Rogers helped to bring Christmas to Detroit with his wonderful concert highlighting his greatest hits and holiday favorites. He drew a good sized crowd consisting of people of all ages that were easily charmed by Kenny’s engaging smile, twinkle in his eye and easy-going chatter between his songs. We give much respect to artists like Kenny Rogers still going strong and sharing music even after over fifty years of being in the music business. He sounded great, and was joined on stage by a group of accomplished musicians. Later in the show, a children’s choir, Divine Child Choir and special guest Billy Dean, performed with Kenny which helped to add to the Christmas spirit.

Many years ago I saw Kenny Rogers perform at The Fox Theatre with my mother who had a huge crush on him. Seeing Mr. Rogers perform again brought back great memories of my mom and how funny it was to see a parent fawn over a musician. Kenny Rogers has performed a Christmas tour for the last thirty years, and his joy for performing and interacting with his fans was evident. Check out his impressively long setlist below in case you missed the show! We look forward to his return to Detroit, and think that next time he should do a joint tour with Dolly Parton!


  1. Love or Something Like It
  2. Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town
  3. Through The Years / You Decorate My Life / She Believes In Me
  4. Coward of the County
  5. Daytime Friends
  6. Buy Me a Rose
  7. Thank God I’m A Country Boy
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  8. Billy the Kid
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  9. We Just Disagree
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  10. The Gambler
  11. Lucille
  12. Lady
  13. Islands in the Stream
  14. Intermission
  15. What Child Is This
    (Instrumental, band only)
  16. The Closing Of The Year
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  17. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  18. Jingle Bells
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  19. Let them be Little
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  20. Santa Claus is Coming To Town
    (Sung by Billy Dean)
  21. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
    (with Billy Dean)
  22. The Christmas Song
  23. White Christmas
    (Bing Crosby cover)
  24. It’s Just Not Christmas
  25. Mary, Did You Know
  26. O Come All Ye Faithful
  27. Away in a Manger
  28. O Holy Night
  29. Silent Night
  30. We Three Kings
    (with Billy Dean)
  31. The Chosen One / Joy To The World
    (with Billy Dean)
  32. ‘Til the Season Comes ’round Again


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