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Celebrity Direct Inc. will help you select, hire and book a performance by Kenny Rogers at your corporate event, non-profit event or private performance.
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Kenny Rogers Songs
- “You Decorated My Life“
- “We’ve Got Tonight“
- “Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer“
- “She Believes in Me“
- “Coward of the County“
- “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town“
- “Islands in the Stream“
- “The Gambler“
Kenny Rogers Bio
Kenny Rogers took several tries before he became a star. As a member of the First Edition (and the New Christy Minstrels before that), he shared in some million-sellers, among them “Reuben James” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” an excellent Mel Tillis song about a disabled veteran. But superstardom lay ahead for this Texan, and it arrived in the late ’70s. His experience with the two previous pop groups had prepared him well: He knew the easy listening audience was out there, and he supplied them with well-done middle-of-the-road songs with a country flavor. Having gone solo, in 1976 Rogers charted with “Love Lifted Me.” But it was with an outstanding song by writers Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum, “Lucille,”, that his star shot upward. The rest (as they say) is history: award-winning duets with Dottie West and Dolly Parton, 12 TV specials, another song-of-the-year with “The Gambler,” “Daytime Friends,” “Coward of the County,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Crazy,” “Lady” (his first pop number one), etc., etc., etc. And that’s just the musical side of Rogers. In 1980, the made-for-TV movie The Gambler blasted the competition, followed quickly by Coward of the County, then enough sequels to The Gambler to get him to Roman numeral IV. Throughout the ’80s, Rogers remained a celebrity, even when his sales were declining. Even during the ’90s, when he rarely charted, his name, face, and music were recognizable in a series of concerts, television specials, films, and even fast-food restaurants.
Like many country superstars, Rogers came from humble roots. Born in Houston, TX, Rogers and his seven siblings were raised in one of the poorest sections of town. Nevertheless, he progressed through high school, all the while learning how to play guitar and fiddle. When he was a senior, he played in a rockabilly band called the Scholars, who released three singles, including “Kangewah,” which was written by Louella Parsons. Following his graduation, he released two singles, “We’ll Always Fall in Love Again” and “For You Alone,” on the local independent label Carlton. The B-side of the first single, “That Crazy Feeling,” was popular enough to earn him a slot on American Bandstand. In 1959, he briefly attended the University of Texas, but he soon dropped out to play bass in the jazz combo the Bobby Doyle Three. While he was with the group, Rogers continued to explore other musical venues and played bass on Mickey Gilley’s 1960 single “Is It Wrong.” The Bobby Doyle Three released one album, In a Most Unusual Way, before Rogers left the group to play with the Kirby Stone Four. He didn’t stay long with Stone and soon landed a solo record contract with Mercury.
By the beginning of the ’80s, Rogers’ audience was as much pop as it was country, and singles like his cover of Lionel Richie’s “Lady” confirmed that fact, spending six weeks at the top of the pop charts. Rogers also began duetting with pop singers like Kim Carnes (“Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer,” number three country, number four pop, 1980) and Sheena Easton (“We’ve Got Tonight,” number one country, number six pop, 1983).
Throughout the late ’80s and ’90s, Rogers kept busy with charity work, concerts, his fast-food chain Kenny Rogers’ Roasters, television specials, movies, and photography, publishing no less than two books, Kenny Rogers’ America and Kenny Rogers: Your Friends and Mine, of his photos. Rogers continued to record, releasing albums nearly every year, but they failed to break beyond his large, devoted fan base and only made a slight impact on the charts. With 1998’s Christmas From the Heart, he established his own record label, Dreamcatcher; She Rides Wild Horses followed a year later, and There You Go Again was issued in mid-2000.
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