THE GAMBLER DEALS AGAIN!
CAREER-SPANNING GREATEST HITS COLLECTION THE BEST OF KENNY ROGERS: THROUGH THE YEARS
AVAILABLE TODAY ON CD AND DIGITAL VIA CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMe
FEATURES THREE DECADES OF SMASH HITS AND FAN FAVORITES
ROGERS’ CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM RETURNS TO VINYL IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Los Angeles – September 21, 2018 – In an incredible career that’s established him as a both a singular attraction and a one-of-a-kind performer, Kenny Rogers has racked up a songbook like no other. Combining a warm and wise vocal persona with an unmistakable romantic sensibility that’s consistently struck a responsive nerve with his fans, the three-time Grammy®-winner maintained a firm hold on the charts through the 1970s and 1980s, establishing himself as America’s most beloved male vocalist in the process.
Rogers, who just celebrated his 80th birthday, has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, including a diamond award for ten million copies of his album Greatest Hits, which spent an entire decade on Billboard’s album chart and sold over 24 million copies worldwide.
It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive keepsake of the Texas-bred hitmaker’s magnificent chart reign than the newly assembled 20-song collection The Best Of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, released on CD and digital today via Capitol Nashville/UMe. The stellar collection demonstrates the timeless cultural impact of Rogers’ musical output. Through the Years also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the original release of Rogers’ trademark 1978 blockbuster The Gambler. Order The Best Of Kenny Rogers: Through The Years now: https://UMe.lnk.to/BestOfKRPR
Through the Years‘ impressively eclectic tracklist encompasses the artist’s knack for choosing songs with a universal appeal and performing them with an emotional resonance that’s stuck with listeners. That’s certainly the case with such indelible tunes as “The Gambler,” which was nominated for a Grammy® as 1980’s Record of the Year, not to mention Best Male Country Vocal Performance, the CMA Single of the Year “Lucille,” and the deeply romantic “She Believes in Me” and “You Decorated My Life.” The landmark Lionel Richie-penned ballad “Lady” became a hit on the Pop, Adult Contemporary, Country and R&B charts, and was nominated for Record and Best Male Pop Performance in 1981.
Also featured on Though the Years are several of Rogers’ most memorable duets, including “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer” (with Kim Carnes), “What Are We Doin’ In Love” (with Dottie West), “Make No Mistake, She’s Mine” (featuring Ronnie Milsap) and a memorable reworking of Bob Seger’s “We’ve Got Tonight” (featuring the unmistakable voice of Sheena Easton).
Also available again is Rogers’ long-unavailable 1981 holiday classic Christmas. Now back in print today as a vinyl LP after being difficult to find for several decades, the memorable seasonal offering combines holiday standards with original material custom-written for Rogers’ distinctive persona.
THE BEST OF KENNY ROGERS: THROUGH THE YEARS
2. Daytime Friends
3. Love Or Something Like It
4. The Gambler
5. She Believes In Me
6. Coward Of The County
7. You Decorated My Life
8. Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer (featuring Kim Carnes)
9. Love the World Away
11. What Are We Doin’ In Love (Dottie West featuring Kenny Rogers)
12. I Don’t Need You
13. Through The Years
14. Love Will Turn You Around
15. We’ve Got Tonight (featuring Sheena Easton)
16. This Woman
18. Morning Desire
19. Make No Mistake, She’s Mine (featuring Ronnie Milsap)
20. I Can’t Unlove You