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Kenny Rogers is known as an award winning singer and songwriter. He is most famous for his popular country and pop hits like "Lucille," "The Gambler," "Islands in the Stream," "Lady" and "Morning Desire."

Kenneth Donald Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. While his name was "Kenneth Donald" on his introduction to the world, his family fondly called him "Kenneth Ray."

Rogers grew up poor, living with his folks and six siblings in a government lodging residence. By high school, he realized that he needed to pursue a music career. He got himself a guitar and started a band called the Scholars. The band had a rockabilly sound style and scored a couple of local hits.

Career as Singer

Breaking out without anyone else helping him, Rogers recorded the 1958 hit single "That Crazy Feeling" for the Carlton record label. He even got the opportunity to play out the melody on Dick Clark's prevalent music program American Bandstand. Evolving music genres, Rogers at that point played bass with the Bobby Doyle Trio, a jazz band.

In 1974, Rogers left the band to go solo again and chose to concentrate his focus on country music. "Love Lifted Me" turned into his first solo top 20 country hit in 1975. After two years, Rogers achieved the highest point of the country charts with the distressed anthem "Lucille," about a man being left by his better half. The tune likewise did well on the pop charts, making it into the top 5 and presenting to Rogers his first Grammy, for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Male.

Children & Spouse

Rogers experienced a dramatic change in his personal life in 2004. He and his fifth spouse, Wanda, invited twin young men Jordan and Justin in July, only a month prior to his 66th birthday celebration. He has three older children from his past unions. That same year, Rogers distributed his children's book, Christmas in Canaan, which was later transformed into a TV motion picture.

Rogers additionally stood out as truly newsworthy for going through a plastic medical procedure. Longtime fans were astonished by his appearance on American Idol in 2006. On the show to promote his most recent album collection, Water and Bridges, Rogers flaunted his money and resources to make his face progressively young. He wasn't totally content with the outcomes, notwithstanding, griping about how his eyes turned out. Fans were shocked because most males don't choose to go the route of plastic surgery as they get older.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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