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BIRTHDAY: August 21, 1938
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BIGGEST LP: Greatest Hits (1980)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 3

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1978...

January
Kenny Rogers - 10 Years Of Goldbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rogers was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Single ("Lucille").

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Lucille").

1979...

January
Kenny Rogers - The Gamblerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won an American Music Award for Favorite Country Album (10 Years Of Gold).

1980...# 1 Singles Artist of the Year ( # 1 Male Artist of the Year)

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "Coward Of The County."
from the LP
Kenny
Kenny Rogers - "Coward Of The County" (Single) ARC chart run: 36 - 30 - 26 - 22 - 22 - 13 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 10 - 12 - 16 - 23 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 33
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers topped the UK singles chart for 2 weeks with "Coward Of The County."
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won 2
American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Album (The Gambler) and was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group.

February
Kenny Rogers - 'Kenny'button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("The Gambler") and was nominated for Album of the Year (The Gambler), Record of the Year ("The Gambler"), Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("She Believes In Me"), and Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("All I Ever Need Is You" with Dottie West).

April 12: Rogers hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" with Kim Carnes.
Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes - "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" (Single) from the LP Gideon
ARC chart run: 22 - 16 - 11 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 14 - 23 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 46
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" with Kim Carnes.

June
Kenny Rogers - "Love The World Away" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "Love The World Away."
from the
Urban Cowboy soundtrack
ARC chart run: 39 - 34 - 23 - 20 - 18 - 15 - 11 - 9 - 23 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 105
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "Love The World Away."

October
Kenny Rogers - "Lady" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with "Lady."
from the LP
Kenny Roger's Greatest Hits
ARC chart run: 36 - 16 - 7 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 14 - 17 - 34 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 2
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit
#1 for 5 weeks with "Lady."

December
Kenny Rogers - Gideonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rogers topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Pop Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Billboard 200 Album Artist - Male, Top Country Artist (singles & albums),Top Country Album (Kenny), Top Country Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Country Album Artist, and Top Country Album Artist - Male.

1981...# 16 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Kenny Rogers - 'Greatest Hits'button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won 4 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Country Single ("Coward Of The County"), and Favorite Country Album (The Gambler), and was nominated for Favorite Country Single ("Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" with Kim Carnes) and Favorite Country Album (Ten Years Of Gold).

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers was nominated for 3 Grammy Award for Record of the Year ("Lady"), Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Lady"), and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" with Kim Carnes).

June
Kenny Rogers - "I Don't Need You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "I Don't Need You."
from the LP
Share Your Love
ARC chart run: 34 - 20 - 12 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 11 - 20 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 31
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

July
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "I Don't Need You."

September
Kenny Rogers - "Share Your Love" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "Share Your Love."
from the LP
Share Your Love
ARC chart run: 35 - 25 - 19 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 27 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 120
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

December
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Billboard 1981 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Pop Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Pop Album Artist - Male, Top Pop Singles Artist, Top Pop Singles Artist - Male, Top Country Artist (singles & albums), Top Country Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top Country Album Artist, Top Country Album Artist - Male, Top Adult Contemporary Artist, Top Adult Contemporary Artist - Male, and with the Top Adult Contemporary Single ("I Don't Need You").

1982...# 24 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Kenny Rogers - "Through The Years" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "Through The Years."
from the LP
Share Your Love
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 25 - 23 - 21 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 10 - 27 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 74
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won 3 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Country Album (Greatest Hits).

February
Kenny Rogers - Share Your Lovebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rogers was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("What Are We Doing In Love" with Dottie West).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "Through The Years."

July
Kenny Rogers - "Love Will Turn You Around" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "Love Will Turn You Around."
from the LP
Love Will Turn You Around
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 25 - 19 - 15 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 14 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 69
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "Love Will Turn You Around."

November
Kenny Rogers - "A Love Song" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "A Love Song."
from the LP
Love Will Turn You Around
ARC chart run: 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 237
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...# 23 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton - "We've Got Tonight" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Single ("Love Will Turn You Around"), and was honored with the Award of Merit.
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with the remake of "
We've Got Tonight" with Sheena Easton.
from the LP
We've Got Tonight
ARC chart run: 36 - 27 - 24 - 19 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 11 - 19 - 26 - 37 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

February
Kenny Rogers - Eyes That See In The Darkbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rogers was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("Love Will Turn You Around").
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "We've Got Tonight" with Sheena Easton.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "
All My Life."
from the LP
We've Got Tonight
Kenny Rogers - "All My Life" (Single)ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - 32 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "
Islands In The Stream" with Dolly Parton.
from the LP
Eyes That See In The Dark
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - "Islands In The Stream" (Single)ARC chart run: 35 - 24 - 16 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 17 - 23 - 27 - 39 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 and #1 for 2 weeks with Dolly Parton with "Islands In The Stream."

1984...# 67 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won an
American Music Award for Favorite Country Single ("Islands In The Stream" with Dolly Parton), and was nominated for Favorite Country Male Artist and Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group (with Dolly Parton).

February
Kenny Rogers - 20 Greatest Hits button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "This Woman" from the LP Eyes That See In The Dark.
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers was nominated for 2
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male ("All My Life") and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Islands In The Stream" with Dolly Parton).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the Top 40 with "
What About Me" with Kim Carnes and James Ingram.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers hit the
Top 10 with "What About Me" with Kim Carnes and James Ingram.

1985...# 112 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won 3
American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Country Single ("Islands In The Stream" with Dolly Parton for the 2nd year), and Favorite Country Album (Eyes That See In The Dark).

1986...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Real Love" with Dolly Parton).

1988...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Rogers won a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Duet ("Make No Mistake, She's Mine" with Ronnie Milsap).

2004...

button.gif (123 bytes) # 67 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2007..

February
Kenny Rogers - 'You Can't Make Old Friends'button.gif (123 bytes) Kenny was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Calling Me" with Don Henley).

2013...

October
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Kenny released You Can't Make Old Friends.

2014....

January 26: Kenny was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance ("You Can't Make Old Friends" with Dolly Parton).



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