He has charted more than 60 top 40 hit singles including two Kentucky Song - Various - French Country Music Adwards 2004 (CD) ones—"Lady" and "Islands in the Stream". His music has also been featured in top-selling movie soundtracks, such as ConvoyUrban Cowboyand The Big Lebowski. After leaving the First Edition inafter almost a decade with the group, Rogers signed a solo deal with United Artists.
Rogers first outing for his new label was Love Lifted Me. The single " Lucille " was a major hit, reaching number one on the pop charts in 12 countries, selling over five million copies, and firmly establishing Rogers' post-First Edition career.
In the late s, Rogers teamed up with close friend and Country Music legend Dottie West for a series of albums and duets. Of West, Rogers stated in a TNN interview: "She, more than anybody else I ever worked with, sang with such emotion that you actually believed what she sang. A lot of people sing words, Dottie West sang emotions. In the same release, West credited him with taking her career to new audiences. Rogers was with West only hours before she died at age 58 after sustaining injuries in a car accident, as discussed in his biography "Luck Or Something Like It".
Later in came his partnership with Lionel Richie who wrote and produced Rogers' No. His first Christmas album was also released that same year. The album's the title track reached No.
It was the theme song of Rogers' film Six Pack. Also a number 1 single on the Country charts in the United States, it reached the Top 30 on the British charts. InRogers bought the old ABC Dunhill building and built one of the most popular and state-of-the-art recording studios in Los Angeles. Gibb insisted on doing the entire album together. The two would continue to collaborate on occasional projects through subsequent years, including a duet single " You Can't Make Old Friends ".
When it was eventually released in the United States, it was more successful, charting high on the Adult Contemporary chart and making the country top The album itself reached No. Shortly after came the album What About Me? David Foster was to work again with Rogers in his album The Heart of the Matter, although this time Foster was playing backing music rather than producing, a role given to George Martin.
This album was another success, going to No. The next few years saw Rogers scoring several top country hits on a regular basis, including "Twenty Years Ago", "Morning Desire", "Tomb of the Unknown Love", among others. On January 28,Rogers was one of the 45 artists who recorded the worldwide charity song " We Are the World " to support hunger victims in Africa.
The following year he played at Giants Stadium. He visited Miller's during this time period. InRogers released his "dream" album titled Timepiece on Atlantic Records. InRogers released an album Vote For Love where the public requested their favorite love songs and Rogers performed the songs, Kentucky Song - Various - French Country Music Adwards 2004 (CD).
Several of his own hits were in the final version. The album, sold exclusively by QVCwas a huge success and was later issued in stores under a variety of different titles. It reached No. InRogers scored with the single "The Greatest", a song about life from a child's point of view looked at through a baseball game  The song reached the top 40 of Billboard's Country singles chart and was a Country Music Kentucky Song - Various - French Country Music Adwards 2004 (CD) Number One video.
Not found on any album, the recording sells for a high sum at auction. In the 21st century and at age 61Rogers was back at No. Rogers held the record untilwhen then year-old Willie Nelson became the oldest artist to have a No. Although Rogers did not record new albums for a couple of years, he continued to have success in many countries with more greatest hits packages. In 42 Ultimate Hitswhich was the first hits collection to span his days with the First Edition to the present, reached Number 6 on the American country charts and went gold.
It was the first new solo Rogers hits album to reach the United Kingdom for over a decade, despite many compilations there that were not true hits packages. Although this CD did contain 21 chart-toppers as the title claims recorded between and the present daythis was not a complete collection of Rogers' No. The third single, "Calling Me", which features Don Henleybecame popular in earlyand was nominated for a Grammy Award at the Grammy Awards. Also inthe Kenny Rogers album was re-issued as a double CD, also featuring the Kenny album and this once again put Rogers' name into the sales charts worldwide.
The following year, another compilation album A Love Song Collection also charted. The album includes some of Rogers' greatest hits, plus 3 new songs. The release is designed to celebrate Rogers' 50th year in the music business.
Inthe England national rugby union team adopted Rogers song "The Gambler" as their unofficial Rugby World Cup anthem,  after hearing prop Matt Stevens playing it in the team hotel.
Before the semi-final against France and the final against South Africa, Rogers sent video messages of support to the team in light of them choosing his song. InRogers toured with his Christmas Show. He split the show up, making the first half his "best of" and the second half his Christmas songs. Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie were among those set to perform with Rogers during a show celebrating his contribution to country, blues and pop music.
Also inRogers re-recorded the hit song "Lady", a duet with its songwriter Lionel Richie, on Richie's album Tuskegee. This album included the title track, a new duet with Dolly Partonwhich was his first single released in six years. Rogers recorded 65 albums and sold over million records.
He stated his intention to retire from touring at its Kentucky Song - Various - French Country Music Adwards 2004 (CD), although he was considering the possibility of recording another studio album. The concert also included a special appearance by long-time friend Dolly Partonwho performed " You Can't Make Old Friends " and " Islands in the Stream " with Rogers for the final time.
Although Rogers used many session musicians to play instruments on his recordings, he was backed on tours by the group Bloodline since The group originally started as a three-piece. Rogers also had success as an actor. Rogers says that photography was once his obsession, before it morphed into a passion. On the November 27,broadcast of Late Night with Conan O'BrienRogers could not pick his chicken out in a taste test, claiming he preferred "greasy burgers".
Rogers and his restaurant were subjects of comedy from MADtvespecially the impersonation done by Will Sasso ; the sketch of the faux-Rogers hosting Jackass became popular on the Internet. Rogers put his name to the Gambler Chassis Co. Spurlock in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The company used the name from Rogers' hit song The Gambler.
During the s and s, Gambler was one of the fastest and widely used Sprintcars with such drivers as Steve KinserSammy Swindell and Doug Wolfgang driving the cars to victory in the World of Outlaws and the famous Knoxville Nationals. Gambler sprintcars were also successful in Australia with drivers such as Garry Rush and Steve Brazier using Gamblers to win multiple Australian Sprintcar Championships.
Rogers appeared in a episode of Reno ! InRogers appeared as himself in a GEICO commercial, singing part of his song " The Gambler " a cappella while acting as the dealer in a card game. According to Rogers, the goat was " his center", providing a calming influence after long and stressful touring schedules. Rogers was married five times and had five children.
His third marriage was to Margo Anderson in October ; they divorced in with one child. They had twin sons and were married for 22 years until his death. On March 20,Rogers died from natural causes under hospice care at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The family is planning a small private service with a public memorial planned for a later date. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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