Luck or Something Like It

Luck or Something Like It : A Memoir

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A living legend of Country Music and a worldwide music icon, superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a fascinating five decades in show business, and he tells the full story of his remarkable life and career in Luck or Something Like It. From his days with hit group The First Edition to his sterling solo work, the artist who "knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em" knows how to tell a captivating life story as well-bringing a golden era of Country Music to life as he recounts his remarkable rise to the top of the charts. An honest, moving, eye-opening view of a musician's life on the road, Luck or Something Like It is the definitive music memoir-a backstage pass to fifty years of performing and recording presented by the one and only Kenny Rogers, one of the bestselling artists ever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 220.98 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 35-40 Color Photos
  • 0062071610
  • 9780062071613
  • 1,244,830

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"Rogers is an exquisite storyteller, able to get across a range of ideas and emotions in songs like `Lucille' and `The Gambler.' That breezy, conversational tone comes across on the page." -- Entertainment Weekly "In his aw-shucks, sit-down-and-listen-for-a-spell memoir.... he reminisces in never-before-told stories...Rogers gracefully recalls the ups and downs on his wild ride to fame." -- BookPage "Engagingly honest." -- Toronto Star
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Back cover copy

For more than half a century, Kenny Rogers has been recording some of the most revered and beloved music in the world, combining everything from R&B to country and gospel to folk in his unique voice to create a sound that's both wholly original and instantly recognizable.

Now, in his first-ever memoir, Kenny details his lifelong journey. Recounting his early years, Kenny charts how he came into his own as an artist. Telling the stories that have become legends in a town that's seen many of them, he recalls the making of his career in country music and his most memorable songs, including "Lucille," "The Gambler," "Lady," and "Islands in the Stream." Along the way, he shares the friendships that have meant the most to him, describing the good times he's had with Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and, of course, Dolly Parton.

Staring across the decades, Kenny writes a story seemingly straight from one of his songs. The end result is a rollicking ride through music history and a heartwarming testament to a time when country music wasn't just a brand, but a way of life.
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About Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers is one of the bestselling artists of all time with more than 120 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame member is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has won eighteen American Music Awards, eleven People's Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and five Country Music Association Awards.
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260 ratings
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