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Singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers is a crossover artist, enjoying enormous success on both the country music and pop music charts.
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Rogers has made over 65 albums and sold more than 105 million copies worldwide. And he shows no signs of slowing down, continuing to play numerous concert dates throughout the year and touring with his Christmas show during the holidays.
Rogers received recognition for his substantial musical contributions in 2013 when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. At the CMA Awards held that November,
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