I have never been a fan of Kenny but when I went through his list of hits, I find myself listening to music that was once my favorite. Just listen to 'Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town' (1969) which to this day still rhymes in my head when I think of Kenny. How about 'Islands in the Stream' (1983) with Dolly Parton. I remember hearing from others or even finding myself singing to the high pitch portion of the tune.
Kenny had his hit with Sheena when she was at her peak career, an unusual combination for two rock stars at that time. Dolly in 'Today' (2017) said Kenny was always like a brother to her. Kim Carnes multi Grammy journey and famous for her hit 'Bette Davis Eyes' took her duets further by doing a duet with Kenny Rogers after a successful hit of 'Make No Mistake He's Mine' with Barbara Streisand.
"Rogers passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family..
The family said they were planning a small private service out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency."
His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world," said the statement posted by his representative Keith Hagan.
A three-time Grammy winner who sold tens of millions of records
He went on to have 24 number one hits and was a six-time Country Music Association Awards winner.
In 2013 Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
RIP KENNY ROGERS & CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.
This tribute was written by Henri Gann (L.A. California).
Watching him live by Joey Koh.