I woke up this morning and checked to see what the latest news in the world was and was saddened to see that one of my favourite country music artists has died. 

Kenny Rogers passed away last night at the age of 81. 

His family says he was under hospice care, surrounded by his family when he died of natural causes. 

I grew up listening to Rogers and my all-time favourite Christmas album is Once Upon A Christmas where he teamed up with Dolly Parton.

We had the album on record, tape and CD when I was a kid and now I have it downloaded on my phone.

My kids love the the album too and we listen to it non-stop during the Christmas season.

Definitely saddened to hear this news and will be listening to Kenny today.

- Lauren