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In addition to music, Rogers also demonstrated a passion for photography. Images that he took while traveling around the country were published in the 1986 collection Kenny Roger's America. "Music is what I am, but photography would probably be second," he later explained to People magazine. The following year, Rogers published another collection called Your Friends and Mine.

Continuing to act, Rogers appeared in such television movies as Christmas in America (1990) and MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994). Rogers also began exploring other business opportunities. In 1991, he started his own restaurant franchise called Kenny Rogers Roasters. He later sold the venture to Nathan's Famous, Inc. in 1998.

That same year, Rogers created his own record label, Dreamcatcher Entertainment. He also starred in his own off-Broadway Christmas show The Toy Shoppe around that time. Releasing his next album, She Rides Wild Horses, in 1999, Rogers enjoyed a return to the charts with the hit "The Greatest," which told the story of a boy's love of baseball. He scored another hit with "Buy Me a Rose" off the same album.


Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the highest-selling artists of all time.

Two of his albums, The Gambler and Kenny, are featured in the About.com poll of "The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever". He was voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.He has received numerous such awards as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003.

Later success includes the 2006 album release, Water & Bridges, an across the board hit, that hit the Top 5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "I Can't Unlove You," was also a sizable chart hit. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, the following year he completed a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, telling BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright his favourite hit was "The Gambler". He has also acted in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and the MacShayne series as well as his appearance on The Muppet Show.


In 2005, Kenny Rogers had a face lift. He was devastated by the appearance of his face after a botched plastic surgery procedure.
In 1999, Kenny Rogers formed his own record company called "Dreamcatcher Entertainment."
Kenny Rogers has recorded over 61 albums.
In 1986, Kenny Rogers was the co-chair for the "Hands Across America" benifit to feed the hungry.
In 1980, Kenny Rogers established the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center.
Kenny Rogers has written two childrens book and has three books published with his photography.
In 1990, Kenny Rogers won the Horation Alger Award.
Kenny Rogers has won four Grammy Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and five Country Music Association Awards.
Kenny Rogers has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Kenny Rogers has been signed with over 17 record labels.
Kenny Rogers was the first country music artist to receive 20 RIAA gold albums.
In 1991, Kenny Rogers opened up his own restaurant chain called "Kenny Rogers Roasters."
Kenny Rogers once performed with a Dolly Parton impersonator at a "Legends In Concert" impersonators show in Las Vegas. Fan had no idea that it was really him.
Kenny Rogers is a country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman.
In 1982, Kenny Rogers played Brewster Baker in the movie Six Pack.
Kenny Rogers first hits were "Love Lifted Me," "Homemade Love," "Laura," and "While the Feeling's Good."
Kenny Rogers went to Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas.
In 1999, Kenny Rogers won the Recording Industry Association of America's "Diamond Award," for selling more than ten million albums.
In 1989, People magazine named Kenny Rogers the "Favorite Male Vocalist."
In 1986, Kenny Rogers was named "Favorite Singer of All Time" by PM Magazine and USA Today.
In 1990, Kenny Rogers founded the Athens Area Homeless Shelter in Georgia.
Kenny Rogers is a well-respected photographer. He took pictures of Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House.
Kenny Rogers first hits were "Love Lifted Me", "Homemade Love", "Laura", and "While the Feeling's Good."
In the mid 1960s, Kenny Rogers joined the New Christy Minstrels.
When Kenny Rogers was a teenager, his was in a doo-wop group called "The Scholars."
Kenny Rogers was the first member of his family to graduate high school.

 

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