The legendary Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a 55-year-career as a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, distinctive vocalist, and consummate entertainer. Amazingly, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades and scored a hit single in the past six.
Not many artists, if any at all, can lay claim to those extraordinary chart accomplishments. A trailblazer for Country Music, he was the first Country artist to consistently sell out arenas and quickly became a pop superstar as well – his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10′s is fourth-best all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. With 24 No. 1 songs (such as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” and “Islands In The Stream”) and 12 No. 1 albums to his credit, Rogers is the RIAA’s 8th best selling male artist of all time with sales of more than 120 million albums worldwide. He will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a special Medallion
Ceremony in Nashville this October.
Please note new date. Concert, originally scheduled for Sunday, February 23, 2014, has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 8, 2014. Tickets issued for February concert will be honored at June show.
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Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938) 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.
Two of his albums, The Gambler and Kenny, are featured in the About.com poll of "The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever". He was voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. He has received numerous such awards as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003.
Later success includes the 2006 album release, Water & Bridges, an across the board hit, that hit the Top 5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "I Can't Unlove You," was also a sizable chart hit. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, the following year he completed a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, telling BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright his favourite hit was "The Gambler". He has also acted in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and the MacShayne series as well as his appearance on The Muppet Show.
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