Country Pop Bites: Kenny Rogers – April 10
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2013 Kenny Rogers was announced as a 2013 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame?
It's true! Also inducted were Bobby Bare and songwriter/producer Jack Clement.
Check out this Kenny Rogers video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Kenny Rogers.
- He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide.
- He scored countless country and pop hits during the 1970s and '80s, including "The Gambler," "Lady," "Lucille" and "She Believed in Me."
- His musical influences include Ray Charles, whom he saw in concert when he was 12.
- He sang in a church choir and with glee clubs during school.
- He played in a rockabilly band, the Scholars, during high school; and pursued a solo career after graduation, even appearing on American Bandstand in 1957 in support of the modest hit "That Crazy Feeling."