Kenny Rogers is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor,
entrepreneur and author, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he 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 130 million records worldwide,
making him one of the highest-selling artists of all time.
Kenneth Ray Rogers
August 21, 1938
March 20, 2020 (at the age of 81)
at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Houston, Texas, United States
Jefferson Davis High School in Houston
Wanda Miller (m. 1997), More
Christopher Cody Rogers, Kenny Rogers Jr., Justin Charles Rogers, Carole Rogers, Jordan Edward Rogers
Country, pop, Adult Contemporary, Rock (with The First Edition), jazz (with The Bobby Doyle Trio)
Singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, entrepreneur, author
Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, fiddle
The Scholars, The Bobby Doyle Trio, The New Christy Minstrels, The First Edition, Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Dottie West, Juice Newton, Sheena Easton, The Bee Gees, Barry Gibb, Kim Carnes, Ronnie Milsap, James Ingram, David Foster, Lionel Richie, Whitney Duncan, Don Henley, USA for Africa, Live Aid,
Got His Start:
In the 50's with the group "The Scholars"
Kenny Rogers Trivia:
• Kenny is a fan of the Detroit Tigers
• Rogers is the spokesperson for Barona Casino and Resort, located in San Diego, CA
Kenny Rogers Quotes
Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great.
You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run
There is a trade off -- as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
It's so funny what this song did, ... I went to a movie the other night and when we came out there were a bunch of kids -- around 14 or 15 years old -- with their hats on backwards and sloppy clothes. They were so excited to see Kenny Rogers. They had heard the music before but it wasn't cool until now.
Kenny Rogers Awards
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Lucille").
American Music Award for Favorite Country Album (10 Years Of Gold).
2 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Album (The Gambler)
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("The Gambler")
4 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Country Single ("Coward Of The County"), and Favorite Country Album (The Gambler),
3 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Country Album (Greatest Hits).
2 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Single ("Love Will Turn You Around"),
American Music Award for Favorite Country Single ("Islands In The Stream" with Dolly Parton),
3 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Country Single ("Islands In The Stream" with Dolly Parton for the 2nd year), and Favorite Country Album (Eyes That See In The Dark
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Duet ("Make No Mistake, She's Mine" with Ronnie Milsap).