Kenny Rogers – The Best Of Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, Vol. 1
• Country Great Kenny Rogers brings you some of his greatest hits with The First Edition, in this first volume
• Includes the songs Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town, Me And Bobby McGee, Lay It Down and many others
GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades. The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal.
As a member of the First Edition, he shared in some million-sellers, among them “Reuben James” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” an excellent Mel Tillis song about a disabled veteran. But superstardom lay ahead for this Texan, and it arrived in the late ’70s. Having gone solo, in 1976 Rogers charted with “Love Lifted Me.” But it was with an outstanding song by writers Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum, “Lucille,” that his star shot upward.
The rest (as they say) is history: award-winning duets with Dottie West and Dolly Parton, 12 TV specials, another song of the year with “The Gambler,” “Daytime Friends,” “Coward of the County,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Crazy,” “Lady” (his first pop number one) and even his chain of fast-food restaurants.
The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world. Incredibly, he has charted a record within each of the last seven decades, while sending 24 songs to the No. 1 spot of the charts. He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Solo Artists of All Time.
Always Leaving, Always Gone
Lay It Down
Me And Bobby McGee
Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
Shine On Ruby Mountain
Ticket To Nowhere
What Am I Gonna Do