Kenny Rogers Profile, Age, Height, Wiki, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Profile, Age, Height, Wiki, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

Kenny Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Kenny Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Rogers was particularly popular with country audiences but also charted more than 120 hit singles across various genres, topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. He sold more than 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His fame and career spanned multiple genres: jazz, folk, pop, rock, and country. He remade his career and was one of the most successful cross-over artists of all time.

In the late 1950s, Rogers began his recording career with the Houston-based group the Scholars, who first released “The Poor Little Doggie”. After some solo releases, including 1958’s “That Crazy Feeling”, Rogers then joined a group with the jazz singer Bobby Doyle. In 1966, he became a member of the folk ensemble the New Christy Minstrels, playing double bass and bass guitar as well as singing. In 1967, he and several members of the New Christy Minstrels left to found the group the First Edition, with whom he scored his first major hit, “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”, a psychedelic rock song which peaked at number five on the Billboard charts.

As Rogers took an increased leadership role in the First Edition following the success of 1969’s “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”, the band gradually changed styles to a more country feel. The band broke up in 1975–76, and Rogers embarked on a long and successful solo career, which included several successful collaborations, including duets with singers Dottie West, Dolly Parton, and Sheena Easton, and a songwriting partnership with Lionel Richie. His signature song, 1978’s “The Gambler”, was a crossover hit that won him a Grammy Award in 1980 and was selected in 2018 for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. He developed the Gambler persona into a character for a successful series of television films starting with 1980’s Emmy-nominated Kenny Rogers as The Gambler.


Rogers’ albums The Gambler and Kenny were featured in the 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 received numerous awards, such as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs, and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003. Later success included the 2006 album release Water & Bridges, an across-the-board hit that entered 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, he continued to tour regularly until his retirement in 2017.

Rogers had acting roles in movies and television shows, including the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, the MacShayne series for The NBC Mystery Movie, and the 1982 feature film Six Pack. He was a co-founder of the restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters in collaboration with former Kentucky Fried Chicken CEO John Y. Brown Jr. Although the stores closed in the United States, they are still a fixture in Asia.

Kenny Rogers Biodata and Biography

Kenneth Ray Rogers
Kenny Rogers, Kenny, The Gambler
Date of Birth
21 August 1938
81 Years (as in 2020)
Date of  Death
20 March 2020
Profession / Occupation
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, Entrepreneur
Mother Tongue
Zodiac Sign
Height / Weight
6’0″ / 78 kg
First Movie
Six Pack (1982)
Album: Music for Every Mood
Money Factor
$250  million/film (USD)



Kenny Rogers Family and Relatives

Edward Floyd Rogers (d. 1975) (Carpenter)
Lucille Lois (d. 1991) (Nurse’s Assistant)
Lelan Rogers (Record Producer)
Roy Rogers
Billy Rogers
Randy Rogers
Geraldine Rogers
Barbara Rogers
Sandy Rogers
Marital Status
Wanda Miller (m:1997-2020)
Marianne Gordon (m:1977-1993)
Margo Anderson (m:1963-1975)
Jean Rogers (m:1960-1963)
Janice Gordon (m:1958-1960)
Carole Rogers
Sons Christopher Cody Rogers
Kenny Rogers Jr.
Justin Charles Rogers
Jordan Edward Rogers
Girlfriends/ Affairs Janice Gordon (1958-1960)
Jean Massey (1959-1963)
Margo Anderson (1963-1975)
Marianne Gordon (1977-1993)
Wanda Miller (1997-2020)


Kenny Rogers Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Height in Centimeters
Height in Meters
1.83 m
Height in Feet Inches
78 kg
Body Measurement
Not Known
Chest Size
Not Known
Waist Size
Not Known
Hips Size
Not Known
Eye Colour
Hair Colour


Kenny Rogers Favorites

Favorite Colour
Not Known
Country. pop. soft rock
Cue. Carlton. Mercury. United Artists. Giant. Reprise. Atlantic. Liberty. Curb. RCA. Dreamcatcher. Capitol. WEAW. arner Bros.
Favorite Food Chicken
Hobbies Not Known
Favorite Singer Dottie West
Instruments Vocals, Bass Guitar
Favorite Car Collection Not Known
Favorite Sport Not Known
Sexual Orientation Straight



Kenny Rogers Education School and Colleges

Education Qualification
Wharton Elementary School
College / University
Jefferson Davis High School
Not Known


Kenny Rogers Residence and Contact Address

Birth Place
Houston, Texas, United States
Home Town
Houston, Texas, United States
Death Place
Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
House Address
Not Known
Phone No / Mobile No
Not Known
Email ID
Not Known
Not Known


Kenny Rogers Awards, Honours, Achievements

Grammy Awards
1979: Best Male Country Vocal Performance—The Gambler
1977: Best Male Country Vocal Performance—Lucille
Country Music Association Awards
1977: Single of the Year—Lucille
1978: Vocal Duo of the Year (w/Dottie West)
1979: Album of the Year—The Gambler
1979: Vocal Duo of the Year (w/ Dottie West)
1979: Male Vocalist of the Year
2013: Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award
ASCAP Golden Note Award
2007: ASCAP Golden Note Award
Not Known



Kenny Rogers Social Media

Wikipedia Kenny_Rogers

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