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Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir by Kenny Rogers


A remarkable tale of a boy who couldncff0478#39;t stop singing, and a person who knew the way to hang cff0478#39;em

For greater than part a century, Kenny Rogers has been recording probably the most such a lot respected and beloved song in the usa and around the globe. In that point, he has turn out to be a living legend by means of combining the whole thing from Rcff0478B to country and gospel to folk in his distinctive voice to create a sound thatcff0478#39;s both utterly authentic and instantly recognizable.

Now, in his first-ever memoir, Kenny details his lifelong adventure to becoming one of the usan songcff0478#39;s elder statesmen—a unprecedented skill whocff0478#39;s created hit records for decades whilst staying real to his values as a performer and an individual. Exploring the struggles of his long highway, his tale begins simply: rising up in melancholy-generation Texas, living within the projects, surviving in poverty, and listening to his mom, who at all times had simply the fitting piece of wisdom.

Recounting his early years, first as a jazz bassist and later as a member of the pioneering folk crew the new Christy Minstrels, Kenny charts how he got here into his personal as an artist with the primary variation, best to have the bandcff0478#39;s breakup within the Seventies raise questions on his songal future. but, as Kenny explains, it was once precisely this soul-looking that led him to a brand new path on his personal in Nashville. Telling the stories that experience turn out to be legends in a the city thatcff0478#39;s seen many of them, he remembers the making of his career in country song and his such a lot memorable songs, including "Lucille," "The Gambler," "girl," and "Islands within the flow." along the way, he stocks the friendships, both big and small, that experience intended probably the most to him, describing the nice instances hecff0478#39;s had with Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and, after all, Dolly Parton, and how thru it all he continues to make song with the eagerness that has defined him from the beginning.

Staring across the decades, Kenny writes a tale apparently straight from one of his songs. the end result is a rollicking trip thru fifty years of song historical past, which offers a heartwarming testomony to a time when country song was oncencff0478#39;t only a emblem however a way of life.

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creator: Kenny Rogerspublisher: William MorrowBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 304

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