Country Music

Kenny Rogers: "Music Is the Great Memory-Maker of All Time"

The Gambler himself: Mr. Kenny Rogers
The Gambler himself: Mr. Kenny Rogers Melissa Fossum

Even with a storied career spanning more than five decades already firmly implanted in the American pop 

culture landscape, country music legend Kenny Rogers is still breaking new ground, furthering his achievements, and streamlining his talents.

In 2013 alone, Rogers found himself accepting the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, earning his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, publishing the novel What Are the Chances, releasing his 22nd Top 10 Country Album, You Can't Make Old Friends, as well as receiving a Grammy Award nomination for a duet with Dolly Parton on the album's title track.

Oh yeah, and the Professional Photographers of America awarded Rogers with an Honorary Masters of Photography this past January at a ceremony right here in Phoenix.

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