Kenny Rogers transitioned from Pop artist to Country Superstar on a scale that is unmatched in the history of our format. Through his music and movies, he displayed the emotional power of three chords and the truth.
By doing this he broke through the barriers that defined the format as the music of rural America. He did it all, from subbing for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show to opening Kenny Rogers Roasters to being a movie star. Quoting a line from the song “The Gambler,” “there’ll be time enough for counting when the dealin’s done.” By counting up his lifetime accomplishments it’s safe to say his legacy in Country music is virtually unmatched.