Grammy Award-winning music legend Kenny Rogers will embark on a busy fall season with the release of his autobiography, LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT, on October 2nd, 2012.
For more than half a century, Rogers has been a fixture on the international music scene, recording some of the most revered music around the world. Now for the first time, this entertainment icon details his fascinating lifelong journey and incredible rise to fame with his memoir, LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT (William Morrow; Hardcover; $27.99). Exploring the struggles of his long road, his story begins simply: growing up in Depression-era Texas, living in the projects, surviving in poverty, and listening to his mother, who always had just the right piece of wisdom. Rogersrecounts his early years and musical career, sharing stories about the friendships that have meant the most to him, from Dottie West to Lionel Richie to Dolly Parton, and how through it all, he continues to make music with the passion that has defined him from the start.
During release week, Rogers will appear on Good Morning America, The View, The Colbert Report, CBS This Morning, Piers Morgan Tonight, Anderson Live, Fox News, Canada AM and others, in addition to NPR’s Morning Edition, The Diane Rehm Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, SiriusXM and numerous syndicated radio interviews. Rogers will also appear on a seven-city book tour beginning on October 2nd. Full details are listed below on where he’ll be appearing and meeting his fans in person.
Kenny Rogers, a beloved, universally known icon of American entertainment, has thrived as a groundbreaking recording artist and consummate showman for more than half a century with his unique storytelling ability and soulful voice. He has recorded more than 65 albums which have sold more than 120 million units worldwide, ranking him #8 on the R.I.A.A.’s list of Top Selling Male Artists of all time, and has played to millions of fans around the world. Against all odds, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. A three-time Grammy winner, he is the singer of 24 #1 songs and has received countless honors for his music and charity work, including eighteen American Music Awards, eleven People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards and the Horatio Alger Award. Rogers’ critically acclaimed album, The Love of God, was released in 2011 and became his 21st Top 10 Country album. He is currently working on a new studio album for Warner Bros. Records with producer Dann Huff.
KENNY ROGERS – LUCK OR SOMETHING LIKE IT BOOK TOUR:
Oct. 2 – Ridgewood, NJ – Bookends
Oct. 3 – New York, NY – Barnes & Noble (54th & 3rd)
Oct. 5 – Hamilton, ON – Walmart (675 Upper James St.)
Oct. 6 – Lexington, KY – Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Oct. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Barnes & Noble (Alpharetta – Mansell Crossing)
Oct. 8 – Birmingham, AL – Books-A-Million (Brook Highland)
Oct. 12 – Houston, TX -Barnes & Noble (River Oaks)
For the latest news and tour updates, please visit Kenny Rogers’ official website: http://www.kennyrogers.com/