Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers, The Gambler

Kenneth Ray Rogers( Kenny Rogers August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, to Lucille Lois Rogers Edward and Floyd Rogers in Houston, Texas. Rogers was the fourth child in eight children. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2013. Rogers was particularly fashionable country audiences but also charted quite 420 hit singles across various genres, topping the country and pop album charts for quite 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. He sold over 100 million records around the world, which makes Rogers one among the best-selling music artists of all time. He remade his career and was one among the foremost successful crossover artists of all time.

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It is important to add that In the late 1950s, Rogers began his recording career with the Houston-based group the Scholars, who first released “The Poor Little Doggie”. After some solo releases, including 1958’s “That Crazy Feeling”, Rogers then joined a gaggle with the jazz singer Bobby Doyle. In 1966 he became a member of the folk ensemble the “New Christy Minstrels”, playing the double bass and bass guitar as well as singing. Rogers and few other members of the New Christy Minstrels left to found the group the “First Edition” in 1967, with whom he scored his first major hit, “Just Dropped In”, a psychedelic rock song that peaked at number five on the Billboard charts. Rogers played the main part of the First Edition and succeed with “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”, in 1969’s. the First Edition gradually changed styles to a more country feel. The band broke up in 1975–76, and Rogers embarked on a long and successful solo career, which included several successful collaborations, including duets with singers Dolly Parton and Sheena Easton and a songwriting partnership with Lionel Richie. His signature song, 1978’s “The Gambler”, was a crossover hit that won him a Grammy Award in 1980 and was selected in 2018 for preservation within the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. Rogers made the hit song”The Gambler” into a character for a successful series of television films. As a result of that In the 1980s, Kenny Rogers nominated for Emmy Awards as The Gambler.

Kenny Rogers Full Album “The Gambler” 1978 – Best Country Music Album


One should note here is that Rogers’ albums The Gambler and Kenny were featured in the About.com poll of “The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever”. In 1986, Legend Kenny was voted the “Favourite Singer of All Time” joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. He received numerous awards, like the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs, and CMAs also as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003. “Water & Bridges” is the twenty-sixth album of Kenny Rogers, Which released in 2006, and it became the top five in the Billboard Country Albums sales chart, Not only that but also charting in #15 of the Billboard 200(Most popular music albums). The first song from Roger’s twenty-Sixth album, “I Can’t Unloved You”, was also a chart hit. Remaining a well-liked entertainer around the world, he continued to tour regularly until his retirement in 2017. Rogers had acting roles in movies and tv shows, including the title roles in Kenny Rogers because the Gambler, the MacShayne series for The NBC Mystery Movie, and the 1982 feature film Six Pack. He was a co-founder of the chain Kenny Rogers Roasters together with former Kentucky Fried Chicken CEO John Y. Brown Jr. Although the stores closed us, they’re still a fixture in Asia. At, Rogers had a pet goat named Smitty at Beaver Dam Farms, a former estate in Colbert, Georgia. Roger believed that the goat was helped him to be calm and relieve his stress after long and stressful touring schedules.


In addition, According to the records, Kenny Rogers net worth is roughly $250 million as of 2021.
Here are the Kenny Rogers Music Albums,
Love Lifted Me (1976)
Kenny Rogers (1976)
Daytime Friends (1977)
Every Time Two Fools Collide (with Dottie West) (1978)
Love or Something Like It (1978)
The Gambler (1978)
Classics (with Dottie West) (1979)
Kenny (1979)
Gideon (1980)
Share Your Love (1981)
Christmas (1981)
Love Will Turn You Around (1982)
We’ve Got Tonight (1983)
Eyes That See in the Dark (1983)
What About Me? (1984)
Once Upon a Christmas (with Dolly Parton) (1984)
The Heart of the Matter (1985)
They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To (1986)
I Prefer the Moonlight (1987)
Something Inside So Strong (1989)
Christmas in America (1989)
Love Is Strange (1990)
Back Home Again (1991)
If Only My Heart Had a Voice (1993)
Timepiece (with David Foster) (1994)
Vote for Love (1996)
The Gift (1996)
Across My Heart (1997)
Christmas from the Heart (1998)
She Rides Wild Horses (1999)
There You Go Again (2000)
Back to the Well (2003)
Water & Bridges (2006)
The Love of God (2011)
You Can’t Make Old Friends (2013)
Once Again It’s Christmas (2015)

Kenny Rogers Marriages

Rogers married five times and had five children. Rogers married Janice Gordon on May 15, 1958, and Janice Gordon was his first wife. They had one child, Carole Lynne, they divorced in April 1960. In 1960, Kenny married his second wife, Jean, in the month of October and divorced her in 1963. Then in 1964, he married for the third time Margo Anderson in the month of October. they divorced in 1976 with one child. In 1977, He married his fourth wife Marianne Gordon again in the month of October and divorced in 1993 with one child. Roger’s fifth wife Wanda Miller, married on June 1, 1997. The couple had twin sons and were together for 22 years until his last moment.
Rogers announced his farewell tour in 2015, which titled “The Gambler’s Last Deal”
Death
On March 20, 2020, Rogers, at age 81, died from natural causes while under hospice care at his range in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Here are the Top eight Kenny Rogers Songs, Enjoy and let us know your favourite songs below in the Comment section.
Kenny Rogers amazing hits,

1.” Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” (with the First Edition)
From ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town’ (1969)
2.” Lucille”
From ‘Kenny Rogers’ (1977)
3.”The Gambler”
From ‘The Gambler’ (1978)
4.” Coward of the Country”
From ‘Kenny’ (1979)
5.”You Decorated My Life”
From ‘Kenny’ (1979)
6.” Lady”
From ‘Greatest Hits (1980)
7.” Through the Years”
From ‘Share Your Love’ (1981)
8.”Islands in the Stream” (with Dolly Parton)
From ‘Eyes That See in the Dark (1983)

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