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Kenny Rogers Songs

Kenny Rogers Songs

Kenny Rogers Songs

Kenny Rogers is an American country and pop singer-songwriter, guitarist. With over 26 songs in the top 10 in the U.S. in his 40-year career, "the Gambler" remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Kenny Roger

 Kenneth Ray Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.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  

Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938 in Houston, Texas and was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur. Kenny Rogers began his recording career in the late 1950s as a member of the Scholars, joining the New Christy Minstrels in 1966 and the First Edition in 1967, enjoying a breakthrough in 1969 with Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town. Kenny Rogers went solo in 1976 and enjoyed a succession of hit songs, most notably in the country genre, such as the two UK Official Singles Chart Number 1s Lucille in 1977 and Coward of the County in 1980. Kenny Rogers would also occasionally collaborate with Dolly Parton, memorably on the 1983 hit song Islands In The Stream, and also worked with the likes of Sheena Easton, Willie Nelson and Lionel Richie. Kenny Rogers also dabbled in acting, most notably in The Gambler, was a keen photographer, had his own clothing empire as well as co-founder in the fried chicken chain Kenny Rogers Roasters. Kenny Rogers played the Glastonbury Legends slot in 2013, sold over 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Kenny Rogers had planned a retirement from touring, traveling across the world one last time, however health concerns forced him to cancel much of it, and played his last concert in Nashville in 2017, which featured a guest spot from Dolly. Kenny Rogers died peacefully at his home in March 2020 aged 81. (Source: www.officialcharts.com)

Kenny Rogers Discograph

The discography of Kenny Rogers, an American country music singer, consists of 39 studio albums and 80 singles, 21 of which have reached Number One on the country chart. His longest-lasting Number Ones on that chart are "The Gambler" and "Coward of the County", at three weeks each. Two of his Number One country hits, "Lady" and "Islands in the Stream", a duet with Dolly Parton, also reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100; "Lady" spent six weeks at the top, making it his longest running Number One single on any Billboard chart. More than just a US phenomenon, he found an audience around the world with two of his biggest songs, "Lucille" and "Coward of the County", both reaching Number One on the general sales chart in the UK. His albums The Gambler and Kenny each topped the country chart for at least 20 weeks, while his Greatest Hits was the only album by a solo country performer to top the Billboard 200 during the 1980s, reaching the summit in late 1980.  

Kenny Rogers Songs: the 15 Best, Ranked

Kenny Rogers' songs include early rock and folk material, country hits and an equally rewarding catalog of adult contemporary love ballads. Each career step led to the Country Music Hall of Fame and, more impressively, a spot in popular culture reached by a select group of country artists. 

 

 

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