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Country Music Star Kenny Rogers Dead At 81 Years

“If you’re gonna play the game boy, you gotta learn to play it right”
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

Sadly, long-time country music star Mr Kenny Rogers, passed away last night; his death confirmed via a statement from his family.

Aged 81 years, Mr Rogers passed away peacefully at his residence in Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, U.S.A, of natural causes at 10:25 p.m.

The Internationally renowned performer will for ever be known for such songs as “Islands in the Stream,” “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” and “Lucille”.

In total, Mr Rogers had 24 No.1 hits and was the winner of six Country Music Association Awards and three Grammy Awards (Originally called Gramophone Awards). He made his first gold single at age 20, with a song called “That Crazy Feeling”.

Born in Houston, in the U.S. state of Texas; earlier in his career, Rogers sang with the New Christy Minstrels before leading the band “Kenny Rogers and The First Edition”. When ‘First Edition’ disbanded back in 1974, he then launched his enormously successful solo career.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and in 2013, and received the Country Music Association’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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