Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers hit songs and albums
Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938 in Houston, Texas and was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur. Kenny Rogers began his recording career in the late 1950s as a member of the Scholars, joining the New Christy Minstrels in 1966 and the First Edition in 1967, enjoying a breakthrough in 1969 with Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town. Kenny Rogers went solo in 1976 and enjoyed a succession of hit songs, most notably in the country genre, such as the two UK Official Singles Chart Number 1s Lucille in 1977 and Coward of the County in 1980. Kenny Rogers would also occasionally collaborate with Dolly Parton, memorably on the 1983 hit song Islands In The Stream, and also worked with the likes of Sheena Easton, Willie Nelson and Lionel Richie. Kenny Rogers also dabbled in acting, most notably in The Gambler, was a keen photographer, had his own clothing empire as well as co-founder in the fried chicken chain Kenny Rogers Roasters. Kenny Rogers played the Glastonbury Legends slot in 2013, sold over 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Kenny Rogers had planned a retirement from touring, traveling across the world one last time, however health concerns forced him to cancel much of it, and played his last concert in Nashville in 2017, which featured a guest spot from Dolly. Kenny Rogers died peacefully at his home in March 2020 aged 81.
  • 2
    UK Number 1s
  • 5
    UK Top 10s
  • 9
    UK Top 40s
  • 12
    UK Top 75s
  • 3
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 33
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 82
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 114
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 0
    UK Number 1s
  • 3
    UK Top 10s
  • 8
    UK Top 40s
  • 10
    UK Top 75s
  • 0
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 16
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 62
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 105
    Weeks in Top 75

Latest news about Kenny Rogers

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
18.10.1969
RUBY DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN
KENNY ROGERS AND THE FIRST EDITION
REPRISE RS20829
02 23 00
02.07.
1970
SOMETHING'S BURNING
KENNY ROGERS AND THE FIRST EDITION
REPRISE RS20888
08 14 00
30.04.1977
LUCILLE
KENNY ROGERS
UNITED ARTISTS UP36242
01 14 01
17.09.1977
DAYTIME FRIENDS
KENNY ROGERS
UNITED ARTISTS UP36289
39 04 00
06.02.
1979
SHE BELIEVES IN ME
KENNY ROGERS
UNITED ARTISTS UP36533
42 07 00
26.01.1980
COWARD OF THE COUNTY
KENNY ROGERS
UNITED ARTISTS UP614
01 12 02
15.11.1980
LADY
KENNY ROGERS
UNITED ARTISTS UP635
12 12 00
02.12.
1983
WE'VE GOT TONIGHT
KENNY ROGERS AND SHEENA EASTON
LIBERTY UP658
28 07 00
24.09.1983
EYES THAT SEE IN THE DARK
RCA 358
61 06 00
Buy
11.12.
1983
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
KENNY ROGERS AND DOLLY PARTON
RCA 378
07 15 00
13.10.1984
WHAT ABOUT ME
KENNY ROGERS WITH KIM CARNES AND JAMES INGRAM
NO-LABEL MIUCT2681
92 03 00
15.12.1984
CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU
KENNY ROGERS AND DOLLY PARTON
NO-LABEL MIUCT0376
88 03 00
Buy
27.04.1985
THE GAMBLER
KENNY ROGERS
LIBERTY USCN17800055
22 07 00
24.03.2007
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
DOLLY PARTON & KENNY ROGERS
RCA USRN19400390
63 05 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
18.06.1977
KENNY ROGERS
KENNY ROGERS
UNITED ARTISTS UAS30046
14 07 00
10.06.
1979
THE KENNY ROGERS SINGLES ALBUM
UNITED ARTISTS UAK30263
12 22 00
Buy
02.09.
1980
KENNY
KENNY ROGERS
UNITED ARTISTS UAG30273
07 10 00
31.01.1981
LADY
KENNY ROGERS
LIBERTY LBG30334
40 05 00
10.01.
1983
EYES THAT SEE IN THE DARK
RCA RCALP6088
53 19 00
Buy
27.10.1984
WHAT ABOUT ME?
KENNY ROGERS
RCA PL85043
97 01 00
27.07.1985
THE KENNY ROGERS STORY
KENNY ROGERS
LIBERTY EMTV39
04 29 00
Buy
25.09.1993
DAYTIME FRIENDS - THE VERY BEST OF
EMI CDEMTV79
16 05 00
22.11.1997
LOVE SONGS
KENNY ROGERS
VIRGIN KENNYCD1
27 08 00
29.05.1999
ALL THE HITS & ALL NEW LOVE SONGS
EMI 5207782
06 07 00
06.07.
2003
BACK TO THE WELL
KENNY ROGERS
SANCTUARY SANDD129
100 01 00
16.02.2008
A LOVE SONG COLLECTION
KENNY ROGERS
CAPITOL 5175272
47 02 00