American musician Kenny Rogers is a singer, songwriter, actor, author and photographer. Rogers is one of the most successful solo artists of all time, selling more than 120 million records worldwide, as of 2015.Continue Reading
Rogers has scored a hit record every decade since the 1950s, starting with ���That Crazy Feeling��� in 1958. In 1967, Rogers released the hit song ���Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," as Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.
In 1975 Rogers switched to country music, releasing the hit song ���Love Lifted Me.��� He won his first Grammy Award for his number one country hit, ���Lucille,��� in 1977, and his second Grammy Award for the 1978 hit song, ���The Gambler.��� The song inspired several television movies, in which Rogers played the title role.
In 1981, Rogers' cover version of Lionel Richie���s ���Lady��� topped the pop charts for six weeks. His 1983 duet with Dolly Parton, ���Islands in the Stream,��� won the Country Music Award for Single of the Year.
Rogers has written several books, including ���Making It With Music: Kenny Rogers' Guide to the Music Business��� in 1978, and a children���s book, ���Christmas in Canaan,��� in 2004. He has also published two books of his own photography, ���Kenny Rogers America��� and ���Your Friends and Mine.���
In 2013, Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and in January 2015, he released his sixth holiday album, ���Once Again It���s Christmas.���Learn more about Art & Literature