Kenny Rogers has put together one of the greatest careers in not only the history of country music but the history of entertainment. He's sold more than 130 million albums and 21 of his singles have reached number one on the country music charts.
He's won a dump truck load of awards, including three Grammys, and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. For six decades, as a solo artist, a member of The New Christy Minstrels, and frontman of The First Edition, he has sold millions of Kenny Rogers tickets all over the world. His trademark song is "The Gambler," a smash hit beloved by music fans of all genres.
Rogers has also acted in several made-for-television movies including Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (1980), The Coward of the Country (1981), and MacShayne (1994). In the late 1970s and early 1980s, it was Kenny Rogers' world and we were all just living in it, but Rogers' success is not limited to one era.
Water & Bridges
His 2006 album, Water & Bridges, went to number five on the country album charts and number 14 on the Billboard 200. The album's lead single, "I Can't Unlove You," was a critical and commercial success. Rogers is an avid photographer and a published author. He has released his memoirs and a novel, What Are The Chances, that he co-wrote with Mike Blakely.