Kenny Rogers' haunting final recording 'Goodbye' has been released

Publish Date
Monday, 30 March 2020, 5:26PM

Fans of the late Kenny Rogers have been given one last farewell from the country music icon.

Rogers' label, Capitol Records, has released his poignant ballad, 'Goodbye', which was one of the last songs the 81-year-old recorded.

"Those closest to Kenny wanted to make this track available to all of this fans," Capitol Nashville said in a statement accompanying the ballad's release.

The move came just one week after the superstar died on March 20.

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Even though the song had never been released by Capitol, the Lionel Richie-penned song did appear on Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years, a 45-track compilation released by Time Life in 2009, as one of three previously unreleased tunes.

Following Rogers' death, the song takes on a deeper meaning through such lyrics as: "There’s peace in where you are, maybe all I need to know, And if I listen to my heart I’ll hear your laughter once more."