Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter And Acclaimed Actor Kenny Rogers Joins Dan Rather To Talk About His Multi-Faceted Career And Personal Successes On AXS TV's 'THE BIG INTERVIEW,' Tuesday, September 23 At 8pE/5pP
Country Music Hall of Famer, multi-award-winning songwriter/singer, consummate entertainer and acclaimed actor Kenny Rogers sits down with veteran newsman Dan Rather for an in depth interview where he discusses his legendary five-plus decade career on AXS TV's THE BIG INTERVIEW, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pE/5pP.
In the hour-long interview, filmed on stage at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to commemorate the opening of the career-spanning exhibit, Kenny Rogers: Through The Years,
Rather questions Rogers about his start in the music industry as a jazz
musician and chronicles his path from that auspicious start to becoming
a country music icon. Throughout the interview, Rogers provides
heartfelt answers about his humble beginnings, his love for a good story
in a song and fondly recalls his mother's pearls of wisdom that he
still follows today.
Rather covers all major aspects of Rogers'
career from his early days as a singer/bass player with his high school
doo-wop quartet the Scholars, the jazz trio the Bobby Doyle Three, folk
rock group the New Christy Minstrels and country/rock band the First
Edition to what led him to start his solo career. Additionally, the two Houston
natives talk at length about the history behind the GRAMMY®
Award-winning Song of the Year "The Gambler" and his success performing
duets with established artists such as Lionel Ritchie and Dolly Parton.
Truly one of the most influential country music artists of all time,
Rogers is still performing nearly 100 shows a year in front of live
audiences worldwide, packing stadiums and venues with fans that have
enjoyed his music for decades. Rogers accolades include charting a
record in each of the past seven decades, recording 24 No. 1 hits and 12
No. 1 albums, and being one of the highest selling artists ever, with
over 120 million albums sold worldwide (one Diamond album, 19 Platinum
albums, and 31 Gold albums). A trailblazing artist, Rogers was the
first country artist to consistently sell out arenas and quickly became a
pop superstar as well – his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10's is
fourth-best all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.
Rogers has received hundreds of awards for his music and charity
work, including three GRAMMY® Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 18
American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and six
Country Music Association awards. His current critically acclaimed
album, You Can't Make Old Friends (released on Warner Bros. in 2013), became his 22nd Top 10 Country Album. The title track duet with Dolly Parton
has earned GRAMMY® Award and CMA Award nominations. Rogers was inducted
into the Country Music Hall of Fame and also received the CMA Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2013.