Kenny Rogers – RIP

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The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25PM at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family

Addio ad uno degli ultimi giganti della musica americana. Una superstar. Sei decadi di successi. Una carriera sterminata iniziata nel 1961 nei New Christy Minstrels, andata avanti poi dal 1967 con i The First Edition quelli di ‘Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)’ e ‘But You Know I Love You’, e protrattasi fino al 2017 anno del suo ritiro ufficiale dalle scene. Kenneth Ray Rogers era nato a Houston nel 1938 e snocciolando i soliti freddi numeri si capisce l’entità del suo status di icona non solo della musica country stelle e strisce: 120 hit singles e oltre 100 milioni di album venduti nel mondo. Parallelamente nel 1982 esordisce al cinema con il film “Six Pack” per poi confermarsi nella celebre serie TV “The Gambler”. Nel 1985 lo ricordiamo anche tra i protagonisti del progetto “USA For Africa”.

In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that have inspired generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, was a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. The family is planning a small private service at this time out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency.  They look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.