Country music godfather Kenny Rogers died in his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Friday.
Kenny Rogers was 81 years old.
The family of Kenny Rogers said, “The Rogers, who had been receiving the Hospice care, died in comfort while watching the family at home.”
Kenny Rogers was born in August 1938 in Houston, Texas.
In his poor childhood, he played bass in the jazz group The Bobby Doyle Trio in his early years.
In 1966, when he was 28, he joined the folk group “New Christy Minstrels” and turned to a turning point.
After the group broke up, Roger began his solo career.
In 1977, the country ballad song “Lucille” became a big hit and became a full-fledged star.
This song won the first Grammy Award.
Icon of country music legend
Kenny Roger has released 70 hit singles.
For a total of 420 weeks, I posted these songs on the Billboard Single Chart # 1.
‘The Gambler’ and ‘Kenny’ ranked on the ‘200 Most Influential Country Music Albums’ by online communication company AboutCom.
The Rogers has won numerous music charts, including two Grammy Awards from the 70s.
Kenny Rogers was also an actor.
He also appeared in the famous TV series “The Gambler”.
The Gambler is a music released by Rogers in 1978.
This music was a hit worldwide and won the Grammy Awards.
Inspired by this song, the TV series ‘The Gambler’ was created, and Rogers starred as the leading actor.
The series was very popular, and a total of five seasons were produced and aired.
Many people think Kenny Rogers is an actor because of The Gambler.
Rogers’ hit song is Lady Composed by Lionel Richie, a legendary R & B singer-songwriter from the group Comodos.
This song, released by Rogers in 1980, has been a huge success, winning # 1 for six weeks on the Billboard main single chart, “Hot 100.”
In 1983, the country’s mother-in-law, Dolly Parton and her duet Islands in the Stream, became the Billboard Hot 100 again.
In addition to three Grammy Awards, he has won over 100 awards, including People’s Choice Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Academy Awards, and Country Music Association Awards.
His reputation continued in the 2000s, with the 2006 album Water & Bridges entering the top five on the Billboard Country album charts.
The Rogers declared a farewell tour in 2015 and announced that they would cancel the remaining tour performance in 2018 due to health concerns. The concert held in Nashville, USA in October 2017 became his last performance.
Rogers was also very interested in photography, writing several related books, and co-founding a restaurant chain named after him.
In 1985, he participated in the charity song We are the World, created by the best musicians of the time to help Africa.
The family of Rogers has five children, including a twin son born to his fifth wife, Wanda Miller.
“The funeral will be held on a small scale because of concerns about a new coronavirus infection (corona19),” said a family member of Rogers.