Kenny Rogers is a music icon who has delivered amazing songs and heartfelt performances with a rare storytelling ability for over five decades. He has received countless awards for his music and charity work, including three Grammy Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and five Country Music Association Awards. Rogers is the RIAA’s 8th-best-selling male artist of all time with 1 Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums, 31 Gold albums and sales of more than 120 million records worldwide. His
Greatest Hits has sold over 24 million copies worldwide. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world. He has charted a record in each of the last seven decades (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, 2010’s) and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Entertainment Buyers Association and is a recipient of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music.
Rogers has recorded 24 No. 1 songs (including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,”
“She Believes In Me,” “Through The Years,” and “Islands In The Stream”) and
12 No. 1 albums. Rogers’ 2011 release, The Love Of God, became his 21st Top
10 Country album. Though a country singer, Rogers dominated the pop charts,
consistently performing songs with universal appeal. He also has 28 Billboard Adult
Contemporary Top 10’s and is the only male artist to notch Billboard AC Top 10s in
the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
Not only has Rogers enjoyed success in an incredible variety of genres—jazz, folk,
country and pop - his smash hit, "The Gambler," became a TV movie, starring Rogers
himself in the title role as Brady Hawkes. The movie spawned four follow-ups,
making it the longest running miniseries franchise on television. The five Gambler
mini-series have attracted over 100 million viewers nationwide and launched a
second career for Rogers as an actor on television and movies, including another TV
movie based on one of his #1 hit songs, “Coward of the County.”