Legends: Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers in 1997

Kenny Rogers was a country music legend who left a lasting mark on the history of American music and culture. Rogers was widely regarded as one of the most successful and influential country music artists of all time, with a career that spanned more than six decades and crossed over to pop, rock, folk, and jazz. He sold more than 165 million records worldwide and charted more than 120 singles across various genres. He won three Grammy awards, six Country Music Association awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards, and numerous other honors. Read more

Legends: John Denver

john denver in 1995

John Denver was an American guitarist, singer, composer, actor, humanitarian and environmentalist who rose to fame in the 1970s with his acoustic folk music that celebrated nature, love and social causes. He died in a plane crash in Monterey Bay, California, in 1997 at the age of 53, leaving behind a rich musical legacy and a devoted fan base. He is widely recognized as a cultural icon of the American West and his songs have been adopted as state songs by Colorado and West Virginia. As he sang in one of his songs, he was “a country boy who never got far from home” Read more