Only days after his death, Kenny Rogers’s song “Goodbye” is released

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Only few days after the iconic singer Kenny Rogers sadly died, his final song “Goodbye” has resurfaced and is being released to radio stations. One week after his death, Capitol Nashville sent the song to country radio with a very meaningful message. “Those closest to Kenny wanted to make this track available to all of his fans,” the label says, according to Billboard.

Michael Buckner/ Getty Images Entertainment/ Getty ImagesWhile the Lionel Richie song did appear in 2009 on the 45-track compilation Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years, according to The Coast, this will be the first time that Capitol Records has released the song. “Those closest to Kenny wanted to make this track available to all of his fans,” the label said in a press release, according to The Coast.

Following the superstar’s death, the poignant song takes on even more meaning, as if the record label wanted to wish Rogers one last farewell with lyrics like “I never thought there’d come a time that our story would end” and “It’s not easy to say goodbye.” Fans and fellow musicians across the globe also took to social media to remember the country star’s legacy, including Lionel Richie himself.

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