Multi-award-winning American country singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers charted over 70 hit singles and released more than 60 albums. His music career began as a member of the First Edition, whose cover of Mel Tillis' song 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town' achieved critical success in both the UK and the US. Going solo in 1976, Kenny Rogers recorded more than 60 top 40 hit singles across various genres, frequently topped the Country and Pop Album charts with albums including 'Kenny Rogers' (1976), 'The Gambler' (1978) and 'Kenny' (1979), and sold over 100 million records during his lengthy career. He frequently collaborated with Dolly Parton and Dottie West, recorded and produced the album 'Eyes That See in the Dark' (1983) with The Bee Gees and won numerous awards, not only for his musical contributions but also for his numerous charity works throughout a career that spanned over five decades. Rogers was famed for his country style of singing, but also enjoyed mainstream success in the charts by reconciling his country roots with contemporary pop. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2013. Rogers passed away aged 81 on 20th March 2020.