Following more than 120 albums sold in a career that has made him one of the most decorated singers in pop and
country-music history — and, until Beyoncé catches up, the most successful solo artist ever born in the city of Houston — Kenny Rogers has nothing left to accomplish except going out on his own terms. That bittersweet achievement is the basis behind his recently announced farewell tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” although the good news is that plans call for him to be on the road well into 2017, so Friday may not be the 78-year-old Rogers’s final hometown good-bye after all. But this leg is definitely the “Christmas & Hits” portion of the tour, meaning fans can expect holiday favorites sprinkled among the duets (Linda Davis, his partner on “Don’t Fall In Love With a Dreamer,” is the tour’s special guest), and songs from Rogers’s First Edition days through “We Are the World.” In other words, all the hits that have made the
Gambler — or the Roaster, to Seinfeld fans — a true legend.