Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker Pay Homage to Kenny Rogers on ‘ACM Presents: Our Country’

Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley; Photo Courtesy of CBS/ACM Presents: Our Country
Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley; Photo Courtesy of CBS/ACM Presents: Our Country
Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley; Photo Courtesy of CBS/ACM Presents: Our Country

Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honored the late Kenny Rogers with a special performance on Sunday evening (April 5) during the ACM Presents: Our Country special on CBS.

Following performances from Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Kane Brown and John Legend, Luke Combs and many more, the trio closed out the show with a beautiful tribute to the late country icon.

Paisley and Rucker joined forces to pay tribute to Rogers with a performance of his hit song “Lucille,” joining each other from their homes via a FaceTime call. The duo also belted out the lyrics to one of Rogers’ best-known hits, “The Gambler.”

“We miss you, Kenny Rogers,” Rucker said at the conclusion of the performance. “We sure do.” Paisley chimed in.

Luke Bryan then joined in to pay tribute to the Country Music Hall of Famer. Bryan appeared from his couch to sing his rendition of Rogers’ crossover hit, “Coward of the County.”

“We love you, Kenny, Thank you so much for all of your musical contributions,” Bryan concluded.

Kenny Rogers passed away of natural causes on Friday, March 20 at the age of 81.

ACM Presents: Our Country aired on Sunday (April 5) at 8:00 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access. The two-hour special also included performances from Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and many more. The show also showcased clips of artists’ favorite moments the ACM Awards’ 55-year history.