Kenneth Donald Rogers (Kenny Rogers)?was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas, USA. He is a singer, songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the highest selling artists of all time. Two of his albums, The Gambler and Kenny, are 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 has received numerous such awards as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning 6 decades in 2003. He has also acted in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and the MacShayne series as well as his appearance on The Muppet Show.

Albums: The Gambler, Kenny, Atlantic, OnQ and Water & Bridge.