The world’s greatest and successful Country Music LEGEND Kenny Rogers has passed away today at the age of 81…
In 1978, Rogers released his hit album, the gambler and this was his highest recognised country and pop hit which won him his second Grammy award 1980.
It was during the same year he wrote the advice book, rogers guide to the music business.
As roger continued with his solo career, he collaborated and duet with country music stars like, Dottie West, Sheena Easton, Kim Carnes and dolly Parton to produce hit songs.
The hits include, “Every Time Two Fools Collide” in 1978, “All I Ever Need Is You” in 1979, “What Are We Doin’in Love” in 1981, “Island in the Streams”, (1983), “Make No Mistake”, “She’s Mine”, just to mention a few.
These collaborations won him several awards including, the academy of country music award, (1983) and Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance Duet.
Rogers then added acting to his solo career, staring in movies like, the Gambler Series, Six Pack, Christmas in America, MacShayne: Winner Takes All and Coward of the County between 1983 and 1995.
He engaged in other businesses which included his restaurant, Kenny Rogers Roasters, a collaboration with former Kentucky Fried Chicken CEO John Y. Brown Jr. but was later sold.
Between the years 2000 and 2018, Rogers, continued striving in all angles of music and arts.
He celebrated 50years in his music profession, released several albums, more collaborations with hit songs, won several awards and celebrated 50years in his music profession.
He embarked on retirement tour to perform across Europe to his fans. Sadly, after 2018, he cancelled the rest of his farewell tour due to some health issues.
On March 20, 2020, Kenny Rogers died a natural death, according to the information passed on by a family representative.
We will miss one of our favourite Country LEGENDS
RIP Kenny Rogers -Gone but not forgotten
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