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Kenny Rogers

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Biography

Kenny Rogers, concert, Chumash Casino Resort hall, Santa Ynez, California, September 27, 2006.

Source: Wikipedia

Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Kenneth Ray Rogers
  • Born: August 21, 1938 (age 76)
  • Origin: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Genres: Country, pop, adult contemporary, soft rock, rock (with The First Edition), jazz (with The Bobby Doyle Trio)
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, entrepreneur, author
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, fiddle
  • Years active: 1958–present
  • Labels: Cue, Carlton, Mercury, United Artists, Giant/Reprise Records, Atlantic, Curb, Dreamcatcher, Capitol Nashville, WEA, Warner Bros. Records
  • Associated acts: 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, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Nettles, Wynonna Judd
  • Website: kennyrogers.com

Read more about Kenny Rogers at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

You can stream Vince Gill's touching tribute to Kenny Rogers at the Grand Ole Opry
USA Today Music, 2020-03-24 21:34:42
Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart joined Vince Gill for the tribute as the Grand Ole Opry went on without an audience.       

From 2006: Kenny Rogers, not resting on laurels
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-03-23 19:27:30
Singer Kenny Rogers, best known for his 1978 country hit “The Gambler,” died Saturday, May 21 at age 81. In this profile originally broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” on September 3, 2006, Rogers talked with correspondent Russ Mitchell about his transition from avant-garde jazz, folk and rock to country, and ...

Passage: Kenny Rogers
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-03-22 15:45:58
"Sunday Morning" remembers singer Kenny Rogers ("The Gambler"), who died Saturday at age 81.

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