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Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman.

He has been very successful, charting more than 70 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 420 individual weeks in the United States alone. To his fans, he is extraordinarily popular; women in concert audiences bring him roses in unrelenting waves throughout a performance.

Both his albums The Gambler and Kenny are featured in the About.com poll of "The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever".[1] He was voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time", in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. [2]

He has received hundreds of awards for both his music and charity work. These include AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003.[3]

Most recently, Rogers hit with his new album release, Water & Bridges, an across the board hit, that peaked at #5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting high in the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "I Can't Unlove You," is also a hit. He is currently planning a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, in a 2006 BBC Radio 2 interview he told DJ Steve Wright, his favorite hit of his was "The Gambler".

The following is a list of record labels Rogers signed to.
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