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line Kenny Rogers - Fast Facts


  • Recorded 59 albums; Worldwide sales in excess of 100 million units.
  • Four Grammys; 11 People's Choice Awards; 18 American Music Awards; Eight Academy of Country Music Awards; Five Country Music Association Awards.
  • Named "Favorite Singer of All Time" in PM Magazine/USA Today poll in 1986; Voted "Favorite Male Vocalist" in 1989 by readers of People Magazine.
  • Honored with Horation Alger Award in 1990 given to those who have distinguished themselves despite humble beginnings.
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  • Industry awards in 1999 include NARM's Chairman's Award for Sustained Achievement; the RIAA's inagural Diamond Award for sales in excess of 10 million units for a single album title (Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits); and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame Awards Dinner.
  • Received the inaugural Career Achievement Award at the Country Weekly TNN Music Awards, June 2000.

Producers of the CBS Television Network show, "Touched By An Angel" scripted an entire episode of its top-rated series around the hit single, "Buy Me A Rose." Segment, co-starring Rogers, aired Feb. 6, 2000.

Played Brady Hawkes in "The Gambler" five-part mini-series, the longest running mini-series in the history of U.S. television. The Gambler Series: Kenny Rogers As The Gambler (1980); The Gambler Part II The Adventure Continues (1983); Gambler III: The Legend Continues (1987); Gambler IV: The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991); Gambler V: The Final Days of the Wild Bunch (1994).

Additional made for television movies; Coward of the County (1981); Six Pack (1982); Rio Diablo (1993).


Kenny Rogers' America, composed of black and white landscapes.
Kenny Rogers' Your Friends and Mine, a collection of celebrity portraits.
This is My Country, portraits of country stars past, present and future (publication date, t/b/a)


The Greatest 32-page children's book, adapted from the hit song; Published, June 2000.
The Toy Shoppe 32-page children's book, co-written by Rogers and based on his holiday touring play and hit musical; Publication, Fall, 2000.


Established Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center in 1980
Created World Hunger Media Awards in 1981
Participated in 1985 historic recording of "We Are The World," benefiting relief in Africa.
Co-chaired "Hands Across America" in 1986 to aid the hungry in America.
Established Athens Area Homeless Shelter; Athens, Georgia, 1990


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