Full Name: Kenneth Ray Rogers
Profession: Country Singer
Why Famous: A country music icon with 120 hit singles across various music genres and three Grammy awards.
Kenny Rogers dominated the country and pop album charts during the 1970s and 1980s spending more than 200 individual weeks on top of those charts in the United States alone.
In all Rogers sold over 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the highest-selling artists of all time.
- 1997-06-01 Grammy Award-winning pop-country singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia
- 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 win
- 1981-01-30 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win
- 1982-01-25 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win
- 2013-06-26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, and Mumford and Sons headline; other performers include Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Billy Bragg, Kenny Rogers, and Rufus Wainwright