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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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You Can't Make Old Friends CD review - You Can't Make Old Friends
Kenny Rogers has aged well, perhaps because he was already prematurely grey back when he first entered the country music realm more years ago than he'd probably care to mention. He sings, with the help of old friend Dolly Parton, on this album's title track about how you can't make old friends. And disarmingly honest lines like, "Who's going to tell me the truth?" raise this song above being just another music buddy number. The only trouble with having Parton sing a »»»
The Love of God CD review - The Love of God
There seems to be a theme among country superstars. They work their way onto the scene, burn bright, hopefully keeping the flame alive for some time. Then as their career ebbs and flows and the hits stop coming as steadily as they used to, they find themselves sitting in a studio recording a gospel record. Granted, country and gospel have always been fine bedfellows, but it just seems to be a trend that signifies that one is nearing the end of their career. "The Gambler" himself, Kenny »»»
Water and Bridges CD review - Water and Bridges
Kenny Rogers' first studio album in three years finds his gifts undiminished, with his voice resounding distinctively atop Dann Huff's country-tinged adult contemporary productions. The material sticks to the sort of contemplative mid-tempo numbers on which Rogers excels, and though the opening single (the power ballad "I Can't Unlove You") is lyrically pedestrian, there are songwriting riches to be found throughout. Walt Wilkins and Davis Raines' "Someone Somewhere Tonight" hits a high point »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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