Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers



Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.[1]

Though he has been most successful with country audiences, Rogers has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[2] On September 25, 2015, Rogers announced on NBC's Today Show that he was retiring from show business after a final tour to spend more time with his wife and twin boys.

Two of his albums, The Gambler and Kenny, are featured in the poll of "The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever".[3] He was voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.[4] He has received numerous awards such as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003.[5]

Later success includes the 2006 album release, Water & Bridges, an across the board hit, that hit the Top 5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "I Can't Unlove You," was also a sizable chart hit. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, the following year he completed a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, telling BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright his favorite hit was "The Gambler". He has also acted in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and the MacShayne series as well as his appearance on The Muppet Show.[6][7] He is also a co-founder of the restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters.



Islands in the Stream
"Islands in the Stream" is a song written by the Bee Gees and sung by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
She Believes in Me
"She Believes In Me" is a song recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers.
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits (sometimes referred to as Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits) is the tenth studio album and the second compilation album by country music superstar Kenny Rogers.
Coward of the County
"Coward of the County" is a country song written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers.

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Lionel Richie honored at Hollywood handprints ceremony
  –  March 9, 2018
Motown hits He later wrote "Lady" for Kenny Rogers and had a huge hit alongside Diana Ross with "Endless Love," which became the most successful single in Motown history, topping the US charts for nine weeks. Alongside Michael Jackson and Prince ...
Sneak Peek: 'Fresh Off the Boat' Gets an Extra Dose of Hip-Hop With RZA (PHOTOS)
  –  March 8, 2018
It's a growing theme on current and in-the-works series. And to find out more about what's to come in the episode, read on for the synopsis: "After Louis buys Kenny Rogers' stake in Cattleman's Ranch back, he starts to doubt his instincts as sole owner.
Op-Ed: Dottie West deserves to be in the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees
  –  March 8, 2018
She recorded several popular duets with veteran country star Kenny Rogers. For all of these reasons and more, Dottie West deserves to be on the list of inductees for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this year. This opinion article was written by ...
Councilman Larry B. Johnson won't run for reelection
  –  March 7, 2018
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve my neighbors on the city council,” Johnson said in the release. “But as Kenny Rogers once sang, you've got to know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold ‘em. After a decade on the city ...
Stagecoach 2018 lineup + more Kenny Rogers farewell shows
  –  March 6, 2018
Country icon Kenny Rogers is retiring from the music biz but he’s got a few shows left in him. He’s part of Stagecoach 2018 which takes place April 27 – 29 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA (which is right after Coachella, same place). This year’s ...
Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits goes to #1
  –  March 1, 2018
There are pop stars who make a career out of changing their musical style and esthetic appearance every year or two, and then there is Kenny Rogers, the gravel-voiced country star with the impeccably groomed gray hair and beard who found a sound and a look ...
Season 4, Episode 17 Let Me Go, Bro
  –  February 27, 2018
Then, on St. Patrick's Day, Matthew Chestnut doesn't have the luck of the Irish on his side when Louis receives orders from Kenny Rogers to fire him.

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