Sing it, Kenny!
I love music of all kinds and today I wanted to share a photo I took a long time ago of one of my favorite singers who sings mostly country and western songs. He's also been an actor, a songwriter and I read that he is into photography. Most everyone has heard of Kenny Rogers who has recorded many, many memorable songs and has won numerous awards. He performed at the Hearnes Auditorium in Columbia 30 or so years ago and we purchased tickets and went to see him. I remember that he had a terrific show, I've always loved his warm, raspy voice.
One of my favorite songs of his is Lady, which was written by Lionel Richie, another favorite singer of mine. Another favorite song is The Gambler which was also the title of a movie he made. Kenny is still performing today in concert around the country.
Kenny and Dottie West teamed up in the late 70's...they had 3 hit albums together. She was with Kenny at the concert we attended. One of their songs they performed was Every Time Two Fools Collide, another favorite. They both looked and sounded terrific together. Look at that gorgeous red "big hair"!
These photos were taken with my old slr film camera and the photos are getting a little faded with the years. I didn't take many photos as I just wanted to sit and enjoy the great music without worrying about whether I had a great shot. I noticed later after developing these that Kenny has his eyes closed in most of the shots.
There's a lot to be said about Kenny Rogers, from his 5 marriages to his plastic surgery if one wants to go down that road. I'll just focus on the beautiful music he's given us for so many years. Thank you, Kenny!
Do you like country western music? I have to confess that I don't like all of it, but that is true about most music, isn't it? Who is among your favorite country western singers?
Until next time...