When you’ve been doing something as long as Kenny Rogers has been making music, the milestones are bound to pile up — and sure enough, this holiday season will mark an auspicious anniversary for the country legend.

When Rogers embarks on his annual Christmas and Hits tour this November 25, it’ll mark his 30th straight year of heading out on the road to bring holiday cheer to fans. Billy Dean will join Rogers for the 17-date run, which concludes December 23.

“Thirty years is a long time to do anything, but a Christmas show seems to get easier every year, especially when I get a chance to work with friends like Billy Dean,” Rogers said. “He always brings a great energy and beautiful music to the event.”

As the tour’s name promises, Rogers will deliver Christmas songs, as well as some of his biggest hits, including ‘The Gambler’ and ‘Lady.’ This year, Rogers will also be inviting children’s choirs from each city to join him on stage during part of the program. Tickets are on sale now at KennyRogers.com.

2011 Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits Tour Dates:

11/25 – Columbus, OH
11/26 – Kalamazoo, MI
11/27 – Milwaukee, WI
12/2 – Catoosa, OK
12/3 – Bossier City, LA
12/7 – Fayetteville, AR
12/8 – Lake Charles, LA
12/9 – Lake Charles, LA
12/10 – Choctaw, MS
12/14 – Bowling Green, OH
12/16 – Easton, PA
12/17 – Mashantucket, CT
12/19 – New Brunswick, NJ
12/20 – Verona, NY
12/21 – Buffalo, NY
12/22 – Schenectady, NY
12/23 – Westbury, NY

[Taste of Country]