Wheeling A groundbreaking recording artist, distinctive vocalist and consummate entertainer, the legendary music icon is one of the elite few whose voice is instantly recognized the world over. Kenny brings his show Christmas and the Hits to the Capitol Theatre on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
The country and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances and rare storytelling ability while receiving countless awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 18 American Music Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and five Country Music Association Awards. In addition, he has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Entertainment Buyers Association, is a recipient of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music, and in 1990, Kenny was honored with the Horatio Alger Award, given to those who have distinguished themselves despite humble beginnings.
Rogers, who was officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in a special Medallion Ceremony in the fall of 2013, is the RIAA's 8th-best-selling male artist of all time with one Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums, 31 Gold albums and sales of more than 120 million records worldwide. His Greatest Hits has sold over 24 million copies worldwide. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world. Against all odds, he has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's, 2010's). Rogers has recorded 24 No. 1 songs (including "The Gambler," "Lady," "Lucille," "She Believes In Me," "Through The Years," "Love Will Turn You Around," and "Islands In The Stream") and 12 No. 1 albums. Rogers' 2011 release, The Love Of God, became his 21st Top 10 Country album.
His 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10's is sixth-best all-time, and fourth-best among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley. Rogers was the only male artist to notch Billboard AC Top 10s in the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s (only Barbra Streisand also managed that feat in those decades). He has sent the most country No. 1's to the top spot on AC (five of his eight AC No. 1's were also country No. 1's) and no core country artist has crossed over more titles to AC.
Rogers wrapped his 32nd Christmas tour on Dec. 23, 2013 and will embark on his 33rd this November in the United States.
"I really, really love what I'm doing," Rogers says. "People survive longer if they love what they're doing because you just don't quit."
Kenny Rogers is the singer, musician, songwriter, photographer, producer, actor, and of courseThe Gambler.