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.

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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."