KENNY ROGERS RETURNS WITH
YOU CAN’T MAKE OLD FRIENDS, OUT OCTOBER 8TH
ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS
ROGERS AND DOLLY PARTON REUNITE FOR TITLE TRACK DUET ON 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF “ISLANDS IN THE STREAM” RELEASE
ROGERS TO BE INDUCTED INTO
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME THIS FALL
The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his catalog of 24 Number One hits including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” "Coward of the County,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town," “Lady," "Islands in the Stream," "She Believes In Me,” "We've Got Tonight,” "Daytime Friends,” "Through The Years,” "You Decorated My Life,” and "Buy Me A Rose.”
The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans
around the world. Incredibly, he has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000’s, 2010’s). He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Artists of All Time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
He has been the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Entertainment Buyers Association, the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music, and the Horatio Alger Award, given to those who have distinguished themselves despite humble beginnings.
Rogers earned a GRAMMY Award nomination and CMA Award nomination in 2014, along with longtime friend and collaborator Dolly Parton, for their new duet, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” the title track of Rogers’ current acclaimed 32nd studio album released by Warner
Bros. in 2013. “You Can’t Make Old Friends” was also included on the American Songwriter Top 50 Songs of 2014 list. The magical Kenny & Dolly reunion was only the third time in the studio together since their “Real Love" hit in 1985.
Rogers’ music has always crossed boundaries — his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary
Top 10’s is sixth-
‘80s and ‘90s (only Barbra Streisand also managed that feat in those decades). Rogers has sent the most country No. 1’s to the top spot on AC (five of his eight AC No. 1’s were also country No. 1’s) and no core country artist has crossed over more titles to AC. !
He is still making monumental cross-
The spotlight started focusing on Rogers when his group, the First Edition, scored their first hit, “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” Pop and country chart success followed for the band with “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town” (when the
group officially became known as Kenny Rogers and the First Edition). A string of
hits, including “Reuben James,” “Something’s Burning” and “Tell It All Brother,”
and a TV variety show called Rollin’ continued to make the popular group relevant.
But it was Rogers’ breakthrough, GRAMMY-
Daytime Friends,” “Sweet Music Man,” and “Love Or Something Like It” continued Rogers’
run of success. Then came his smash hit, “The Gambler,” a story song so vivid it
not only delighted country and pop fans, it also became a TV movie, starring Rogers
himself in the title role as Brady Hawkes. The movie spawned four follow-
In 1985, Kenny participated in the historical USA For Africa recording of “We Are
The World,” the multi-
Into the late ’80s and ’90s, in addition to worldwide tours, recording new music
and forming his own record label and management company, Rogers established himself
as a well respected photographer, publishing several books. He was even invited to
the White House to shoot a portrait of First Lady Hillary Clinton. He also authored
several short stories, and appeared off-
In 1999, Rogers returned to the charts in a big way on his own record label, Dreamcatcher,
with the hit and Number One video, “The Greatest,” and when the follow-
Rogers has continued his amazing run into the 21st century with a Country Music Hall
of Fame induction, a CMA Lifetime Achievement Award, two GRAMMY Award nominations
(“Calling Me” with Don Henley and “You Can’t Make Old Friends” with Dolly Parton),
a CMA Award nomination (“You Can’t Make Old Friends” with Dolly Parton), a Gold-
work of his entire career.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Rogers is now a New York Times best selling author. His autobiography, Luck or Something Like It – A Memoir, became a New York Times Best Seller shortly after its 2012 release. A producer of several books of photography, Rogers received
an Honorary Masters of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America in 2014.
Shortly following Rogers’ 2013 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, a career spanning exhibit entitled Kenny Rogers: Through The Years opened in 2014 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The exhibit will close in June 2015.
Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Rogers, who was once voted the
“Favorite Singer of All-
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