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 sixty-two top 10 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 458 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