Luck Or Something Like it

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2012 - Country musicians - 294 pages
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Iconic music legend Kenny Rogers has been on the international music scene for decades. He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, crooning classic pop/country crossover hits in his husky, soulful voice. Now for the first time, Rogers is ready to share the story of his incredible rise to fame, detailing his highs, his lows, and how he's kept it all going throughout his most tumultuous times. With this book he tells the full story of his life, detailing the important role that his faith and his upbringing played in giving him the perseverance he needed to get his career off the ground, and how he built his reputation on hard work above all else. Featuring a cast of characters ranging from Elvis to Dolly to Ray Charles, Rogers' story offers a candid and eye-opening look at the world of country music, showing how mainstream success led to crossover artistic partnerships that pushed his musical boundaries, but forced him to go against the trends of the Nashville establishment as he combined country music with other sounds from pop music. With behind the scenes tales from the road, the secrets behind his biggest hits, and never before told personal stories from his life, Rogers's life defines an era in music history.

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User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

Fifty years in Nashville. Sixty-five albums. Palling around with Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Ray Charles. It would seem that Rogers has much to share with country music fans—as the 200,000-copy first printing suggests. Read full review

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