From bold psychedelic rock singers and movie story songs to sentimental country pop music, Kenny Rogers has covered quite a lot of music in 60 years of recordings and performances, using his gravel-like voice to create Dramatic effect. Along the way, he has also become a world-renowned actor, photographer, businessman and philanthropist. When Rogers announced his last concert in Nashville in 2017, he admitted that his mobility has become more limited in recent years. Rogers’ representative confirmed in a statement that Rogers died of natural causes at his home in Georgia on Friday night at the age of 81.
“The Rogers family regrets to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away at 10.25pm last night. At the age of 81,” his representative said. “Rogers died peacefully at home due to natural reasons under the care of the hospice hospital and was surrounded by his family. Out of concerns about the national COVID-19 emergency, the family is planning a small private service at this time. They look forward to a little while Later, he publicly celebrated Kenny’s life with his friends and fans.”
Rogers in his 2012 book “Luck or something like that: A memoir.” ” He participated in his first talent competition when he was 10 years old. His version of “Acacia Blues” won him a grand prize: a half-gallon vanilla ice cream and a meeting with country star Eddie Arnold.
In high school, he formed a vocal group called “Scholars”. They cut a few memorable tracks for the Los Angeles label Empire Records, and then parted ways. As a solo artist, Kenneth Rogers (soon changed his stage name to Kenny) recorded a song called “That Crazy Feeling” and released it on Carlton Records. At the age of 19, he played the ballad of a teenager’s dream on the “American Bandstand”. The story behind the song: “Years” by Kenny Rogers In 1959, jazz pianist Bobby Doyle heard Rogers playing at the club and invited him to join Bobby Doyle Three as bassist and harmony singer. Rogers is not a bass player, but he still signed. The group disbanded in the mid-1960s; by then, Rogers had “learned from Bobby Doyle how to be a musician,” as he wrote half a century later.