Kenny Rogers

American country singer and songwriter (1938-2020)

Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was a Grammy Award-winning country music singer and songwriter. His best known songs include "The Gambler" and "Lucille". He acted in several movies and television series. He owned a franchise of roast chicken restaurants called "Kenny Rogers Roasters".

Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers at a concert in Santa Ynez, California on September 27, 2006.
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Ray[1] Rogers
Born(1938-08-21)August 21, 1938
Houston, Texas, U.S.
DiedMarch 20, 2020(2020-03-20) (aged 81)
Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S.
GenresCountry pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actor, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Bass guitar
Years active1958 – 2020
LabelsCue Records, Carlton Records, Mercury Records, United Artists Records, RCA Records, Giant Records, Atlantic Records, Curb Records, Dreamcatcher, Capitol Records, WEA
Associated actsGlen Campbell, Don Henley, Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Dottie West

On March 20, 2020, Rogers died under hospice care in Sandy Springs, Georgia from natural causes, aged 81.[2]


  1. per A&E Biography special
  2. Hall, Kristin M. (March 21, 2020). "Actor, singer, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81". ABC News. New York City: ABC. Associated Press. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.