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Kenny Rogers

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
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Full Name: Kenneth Ray Rogers
Profession: Country Singer

United States of America

Why Famous: Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone and has sold over 165 million records worldwide, making him one of the highest-selling artists of all time.

Born: August 21, 1938
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1997-06-01 Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

Events in the Life of Kenny Rogers

  • 1967-07-11 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
  • 1978-04-12 13th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gayle win
  • 1979-05-02 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell win
  • 1979-10-08 13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins
  • 1981-01-30 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win
  • 1982-01-25 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win