Kenny Rogers goes digital via Capitol Nashville
Monday, April 23, 2007
– Capitol Records Nashville will release five of Kenny Rogers' best-selling albums online Tuesday. The albums "Love Lifted Me" (1976), "Daytime Friends" (1977), "Love Is What We Make It" (1985), "Love Will Turn You Around" (1982) and "The Gambler" (1979) will be available online at all digital service providers.
As a member of the First Edition (and the New Christy Minstrels before that), Rogers had experienced and been part of some million-sellers, like "Reuben James" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," but he hadn't even begun to reach the pinnacle of his career until the late 1970s when he went solo and in 1976 released his first solo album "Love Lifted Me," which included the song "Lucille" that shot his star to the top.
Rogers charted his first single in 1958 and has become the only artist to chart a record in each of the last 6 decades. Rogers, a Diamond-selling Capitol Records Nashville artist, has already earned 20 platinum album certifications, scored 22 number 1 hits and sold 105 million albums worldwide. He has 5 Country Music Association Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards and 11 People's Choice Awards. He's also ranked eighth on the R.I.A.A.'s list of Top Selling Male Artists of all time.
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