7 Things You Likely Didn’t Know About Kenny Rogers

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Kenny Rogers has lived quite a life in his 79 years on this Earth. While he is primarily known as a country star thanks to songs such as “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream,” Kenny has made an impact on multiple other genres. Few artists have ever experienced as much success as he has.

With over 120 hit singles across genres and more than 100 million records sold worldwide, Kenny is one of the best-selling and most beloved musical artists of all time. His accomplishments were recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013, when he was selected as one of the inductees for that year.

Kenny is currently preparing for his retirement, with a final concert scheduled for October 25 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Called All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration, the concert will feature appearances from Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Dolly Parton, and more. Celebrate Kenny’s monumental career by picking up your tickets to the concert here!

Meanwhile, take the time to learn a bit more about the man who has continuously taken country music by storm. We’ve gathered a list of seven facts you likely never knew about Kenny before, and they’re sure to surprise you! Head down below to get started!