Kenny Rogers receives honorary degree from Professional Photographers of America

Kenny Rogers honoredKenny Rogers receiving honorary master of photography degree from PPA on Tuesday, Jan. 14 (Photo by Jose Yau)

Just three months ago, American icon Kenny Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. And now, last week in Phoenix, he picked up another career achievement, but this time it’s in recognition of his other talent and passion—photography.
 
Rogers received an honorary master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) at its annual conference, Imaging USA, during the PPA Award & Degree ceremony, last Tuesday night, Jan. 14, at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, where more than 145 award and degree recipients were honored. Prior to the ceremony, he gave an exclusive live Q&A with convention-goers, discussing his life and work.  Rogers also shared photos from his forthcoming photography book, Places I’ve Been, Things I’ve Seen

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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton score a Grammy nomination

Dolly and Kenny

On Friday night, the Grammy nominees for 2014 were announced, and you know who got nominated?

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton that's who! 

I know who I will be rooting for this year. 

The pair were nominated for their duet of You Can't Make Old Friends from Kenny's album by the same name. According to Wikipedia, this makes Dolly's 46th nomination. If she and Kenny win, this will be her 8th Grammy.  Wikipedia doesn't have any fancy list of awards he's won like they do for Dolly, but his page does say that he's won three Grammys over the years. 

The Grammy Awards will air on CBS January 26, 2014. 

If you missed the Grammy Nomination Concert that aired on Friday, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban both performed. You can check out Taylor's performance here and Keith's here

Full nominations list after the jump …

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