Legendary Country Music Star dies, Kenny Rogers at 81.
Award-winning singer/ songwriter, Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. He was the fourth of eight children to Lucile Lois, a nurse’s assistant and Edward Rogers, a carpenter. He worked as a busboy at the Rice Hotel and swept floors at a hat store for nine dollars a week. In 1949, he won a talent show at the Texan Theatre. His music career spanned over six decades.
From the 1950s, Rogers was a teenage rock sensation with a hit song, “That Crazy Feeling” which resulted in his National TV appearance on “American Bandstand”. He worked along with bands and as a solo artist.
His album and song, “The Gambler” released in 1978, the hit song became huge in the country and pop industry in which he won a second Grammy award. Rogers had 24 number-one hits and he is a sixth time Grammy award-winning artist. In 2013, the hit country legend was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Besides being a legendary musician, Rogers has published several books including a 2012 autobiography.
Until recent years it has been quoted that “he would choose success over family”. He has also stated that he has “regretted that decision because he missed out on the good years of his children growing up”.
Sadly, Kenny Rogers, 81, died at his home on March 20, 2020, from natural causes while he was under hospice care. He was surrounded by family. He leaves behind his wife, Wanda Miller and five children (three from previous relationships) in which he loved to spend most of his time.
Kenny Rogers’ music has impacted the history of American and Country Music. His music has touched the lives of many people across the world. Rogers’ legacy will continue to live on through his music. Here some of the best Kenny Rogers’s quotes to remember him by.
1. There is no in-between in friendship.
“You can’t make old friends. You either have them or you don’t.” —Kenny Rogers
2. Sometimes singing has more impact rather than saying them.
“If you want people to know what your message is, just sing it.”—Kenny Rogers
3. If you love something it is who you are not what you do.
“Music is what I am, everything else is what I do.”—Kenny Rogers
4. Know your battles.
“You gotta know when to …