Kenny Rogers: I'm retiring from the road

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(WTVY) "The Gambler" Kenny Rogers says he's retiring from touring and will do one last worldwide farewell tour after five decades on the road.

Rogers, 77, says in a video message on his website that he wants to spend more time with his two young sons and his wife, Wanda.

"I've had an incredible career," he said, adding, "Not many people get to see the end of the rainbow, and I think I have....I will miss you dearly." He spoke about regretting not getting a chance to spend time with his family as part of the reason for the retirement.

The Grammy-winning singer will be on the road through the end of the year promoting his latest Christmas album, "Once Again It's Christmas," and then will do a final world tour in 2016 with cities and dates to be announced later.

Rogers, whose career has spanned country, pop, Christian and folk genres and over 65 albums, says he's still thinking about making new music.