Kenneth Ray Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. Rogers was born the fourth of eight children on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. His parents were Lucille Lois and Edward Floyd Roger.
KENNY the BASS BARITONE KING*
I’m not a music theorist and I, like most people, enjoy music simply based on what “sounds good” to me . It is completely a “feel” thing and, ergo, the title. Having said that, no one is better at eliciting a varying degree of emotion in his music than Kenny Rogers. Sometimes when I listen to Kenny I have to pause the music and take a few deep breaths.. For example, the first line of “Lady” typically makes me cry: “Lady, I’m your knight in shining armor and I love you.” I mean, let’s just cut to the chase. First line and boom, he declares who he is and expresses his love for his lady. After all, the greatest and the best and the elite cannot ultimately be explained, they just have to be experienced. That’s why when you listen to “Love Will Turn You Around,” you will immediately stop what you are doing and look for someone to hug. We don’t know why, it’s just Kenny’s greatness. That’s why when you listen to “Coward of the County” you will immediately look for a bully to kick the daylights out of.
So, if you have time, listen to the audio track below to hear examples of Kenny singing in the ways I mention above. I think you will agree that he is tough to beat!