Today we honor Kenny Rogers, who just happens to be celebrating 50 years as a singer, writer, actor, and entertainer.  It' true!  In fact, there's a tv special, Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years, that will air Tuesday, March 8th on GAC

Kenny got his musical start with a group called The Scholars.  Next came the Bobby Doyle Trio, and then the First Edition.  He would make many a hit with the latter and be known as "Hippy Kenny," before embarking on a solo career that would span decades and produce more than 150 singles including beloved Country classics like, The Gambler, and Coward Of The County.

This hit would come about in the late '80s.  Here's today's Legend, Kenny Rogers and Twenty Years Ago.