A living legend of Country Music and a worldwide music icon, superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a fascinating five decades in show business, and he tells the full story of his remarkable life and career in Luck or Something Like It. From his days with hit group The First Edition to his sterling solo work, the artist who "knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em" knows how to tell a captivating life story as well–bringing a golden era of Country Music to life as he recounts his remarkable rise to the top of the charts. An honest, moving, eye-opening view of a musician's life on the road, Luck or Something Like It is the definitive music memoir–a backstage pass to fifty years of performing and recording presented by the one and only Kenny Rogers, one of the bestselling artists ever.
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About the Author
Kenny Rogers is one of the bestselling artists of all time with more than 120 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame member is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has won eighteen American Music Awards, eleven People's Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and five Country Music Association Awards.
Table of Contents
Author's Note ix
Chapter 1 A Pair to Draw To 5
Chapter 2 Music and Country 23
Chapter 3 Lovesick Blues 33
Chapter 4 Moving On Up 39
Chapter 5 Goin' Solo 49
Chapter 6 Where It All Began … Jazz 61
Chapter 7 It's Not All Wet Towels and Naked Women 71
Chapter 8 Just Dropped In 85
Chapter 9 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town 99
Chapter 10 Back on My Own 119
Chapter 11 Lucille 137
Chapter 12 The Gambler 157
Chapter 13 The Good Life 177
Chapter 14 A Life of Photography 199
Chapter 15 Around the World 209
Chapter 16 After the Gold Rush 225
Chapter 17 Wanda 237
Chapter 18 Comeback 261
Chapter 19 Looking Back 279
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this book Kenny Rogers does not let himself off the hook for anything he has done in his life. He gives credit to the people that deserve it and does not hog the spotlight for himself. I truly enjoyed this book, it made go back and listen to old CDs and albums from decades ago.
Easily the best book I've read recently. Candid, well written and honest. I'm not a rabid fan of Rogers, so whether or not you are, it's a great read.