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Kenny Rogers – The Gambler Collection Reviews

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler Collection

  • This is a 4-film set on 3-DVD’s. The first two films are on disc one with the second film on disc one listed as a bonus feature.

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (1980)
“You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em…”
Singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers stars as a card shark with a heart of gold in The Gambler, an Old West tale inspired by one of the most beloved songs of all time.
Brady Hawkes (Rogers) is a man who has seen it all…except for the son he never knew. When Hawkes receives a surprising letter from his child, he sets off on a journey to finally meet the boy. In the course of his travels, Hawkes crosses paths with the impetuous Billy Montana (Bruce Boxleitner, Tron), and the two become fast friends. Billy considers himself to be a professional gambler, but he’s got a lot to learn and Hawkes has got some very familiar advice for him.
Featuring Clu Gulager, Christine Belford, and Lee Purcell, The Gambler is a charming Western with heart. Take a seat and enjoy yourself you can always bet on Kenny Rogers to entertain.

Extra Feature:Coward of the County (1981)

In the tradition of the Gambler series, Coward of the County takes its inspiration from one of Kenny Rogers all-time greatest hits. Rogers plays a small-town preacher whose nephew has taken a pledge of pacifism at the request of his dying father. The young man’s oath is tested when the Gatlin boys attack his loving wife. Featuring Frederic Lane, Largo Woodruff, and William Schreiner.

Disc Two:Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983)
Brady Hawkes is back in this rip-roaring sequel to The Gambler. When Brady’s son Jeremiah is kidnapped by a vicious gang, the gambler and his sidekick Billy Montana saddle up to rescue him. With the aid of the quick-drawing Kat Muldoon (Linda Evans, Dynasty), the stakes couldn’t be higher. Will this pair of aces with a queen kicker come out on top?

Disc Three:Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987)
Brady Hawkes and Billy Montana ride again in this thrilling continuation of The Gambler saga. When the Sioux Nation is threatened by corrupt U.S. Calvary and government officials, it’s up to the two friends to resolve the conflict. Also starring Linda Gray, Melanie Chartoff, George Kennedy, and Jeffrey Jones.

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Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest Hits

Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest Hits

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Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest HitsThis robust collection is as good a place as any to start for those interested in revisiting Kenny Rogers’s long, glorious run on the country and pop charts through the 1970s and early 1980s. It includes early countrified milestone hits like “Lucille” and “The Gambler,” as well as later pop-flavored outings like “Lady” and “You Decorated My Life.” It’s rounded out with a sampling of the smooth pop duets he recorded with leading ladies like Sheena Easton (“We’ve Got Tonight”), Kim Carnes (“Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer”), and the late Dottie West (“‘Till I Can Make It on My Own”). All told, this is among the strongest of the many single-CD compilations that have been culled from Rogers’s long, prolific, and varied career. –Bob Allen

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The Gambler

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Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler from Capitol Records Nashville s storied catalog reissued on 180-gram vinyl. The album has been mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering and is packaged in true-to-original LP sleeves with restored artwork.

Released in 1979, Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler was a pop crossover success, topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart at #1 and reaching #12 on the Billboard 200. The album’s smash hit ballad, She Believes In Me, topped Billboard’s Country and Adult Contemporary Singles charts and peaked at #5 on the Hot 100. The album’s title track won two GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male and Best Country Song. The album is five-times Platinum-certified by the RIAA with U.S. sales totaling more than five million copies.

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You Can’t Make Old Friends

You Can’t Make Old Friends

With an astonishing recording career that now spans over seven decades, you would think music legend Kenny Rogers had already accomplished it all. However, you d be wrong. Rogers 2013 album You Can t Make Old Friends proves once again that he still has plenty to say. The album reunites Rogers with long-time friend and collaborator, Dolly Parton, for a brand new duet on the title track, “You Can t Make Old Friends.” It was over thirty years ago when Kenny and Dolly released “Islands In The Stream, ” which went on to become an instant classic and one of the most successful singles by a duo in history.

“What a thrill it was for me to work again with my buddy, Dolly Parton, and what a special song, ” remarked Rogers. “Working with Dolly is always a little like going home. Everything felt comfortable. ” With a collaboration of producers, including Kyle Lehning, Warren Hartman, and Dann Huff, You Can t Make Old Friends is Rogers first country album since the release of Water & Bridges in 2006. Rogers considers this release the most varied and complete album of his lifetime.

“I can honestly say this may be the best album I’ve ever recorded, ” added Rogers. “The musical diversity is extraordinary. It goes from songs I would normally sing, to songs I would normally never even listen to. In this business, you do albums to both grow artistically, and for the sheer love of music. We chose what I think are the most diverse and best songs I’ve ever had access to.” You Can’t Make Old Friends showcases a certain familiarity that can be expected from Rogers, along with fresh twists of creativity that see the versatile Grammy Award-winner stretching his artistry into new musical territory. In addition to the great story songs and love songs Rogers has become well known for, flavors of rock and roll, soul, gospel, southern rock, zydeco, and sounds of the Southwest are embraced in this bold recording.

Kenny Rogers had a massive year in 2013, including the announcement of his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Rogers also performed on the main stage at this year s Glastonbury Festival to a colossal audience on the grounds and around the UK as it was televised on BBC. His Through The Years World Tour included stops in Morocco, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. In addition, a novel Rogers co-wrote with Mike Blakely, What Are The Chances, and Rogers New York Times Best Selling autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It, were both released.

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Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement from Touring

Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement from Touring
Details and dates for Rogers' final World Tour will be announced in the coming months. “I've done this long enough. Sometimes there's a fine line between being driven and being selfish, and I think I crossed that line when I was younger. I really want …
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An evening with Kenny Rogers
From the opening notes of “Love or Something Like It” to closing with “Islands in the Stream,” Kenny Rogers had a crowd in Myrtle Beach singing along on a recent rainy, stormy night. The threat of bad weather didn't stop the sell-out crowd from coming …
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Kenny Rogers announces retirement, farewell tour
US singer Kenny Rogers announced on Friday that he will retire in the near future, but not before embarking on one last world tour. Rogers explained that his decision was based on a desire to spend more time with family. The "Gambler" singer will first …
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Just Dropped In
Kenneth Donald Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. Kenny Rogers graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in Houston. Although he …
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Does Scott Boras run the Nationals?
In 2006, that trio — catcher Ivan Rodriguez, outfielder Magglio Ordonez and pitcher Kenny Rogers — helped Detroit to its first World Series in more than two decades. So the Nationals – run by Rizzo, with Boras as the puppeteer? Both have heard it all …
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Kenny Rogers: Why I Never Slept with Dolly Parton
So what does Rogers, 76, love most about his longtime friend? "Dolly has no filter – if it goes in her mind, it comes out her mouth, she doesn't stop to think 'Maybe I shouldn't say this,'" he says. "She came over and put her arms around me and she …
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Bernie: The Jaime Garcia saga continues
(It's the same malady that ended Chris Carpenter's career _ though other pitchers, including Kenny Rogers, successfully made it back from similar repairs.) As Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn told MLB Network radio: "I think we're going to see big things …

Kenny Rogers takes his songs to Westbury

Kenny Rogers takes his songs to Westbury
Legendary county singer Kenny Rogers brings his Christmas and Hits Through The Years show to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m.. Joining the GrammyAward-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame member performing holiday …
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Kenny Rogers at Capitol Theatre tonight
Wheeling A groundbreaking recording artist, distinctive vocalist and consummate entertainer, the legendary music icon Kenny Rogers is one of the elite few whose voice is instantly recognized the world over. Rogers brings his show Christmas and the Hits …
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Kenny Rogers entertains
Music legend Kenny Rogers (right), Country singer Linda Davis, five local children (above left), and an area choir performed before a packed house Friday evening at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Rogers sang a number of his many hits, including …
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Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton We’ve Got Tonight

Great song from 1983.

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Kenny Rogers to headline 2015 Las Cruces Country Music Festival
LAS CRUCES >> The organizers of the Las Cruces Country Music Festival have been upping the ante each year of the event. Heading into its third year, that strategy is paying off as "The Gambler" Kenny Rogers is scheduled to take the stage on the first …
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Kenny Rogers Says He and Dolly Parton Only Flirted
Singers/Songwriters Dolly Parton and Honoree Kenny Rogers Backstage at the Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years show at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on April 10, 2010 in Ledyard Center, Connecticut. For over 30 years, the chemistry between Kenny …
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Kenny Rogers Christmas show coming to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville
Country legend Kenny Rogers will bring his combination Christmas / Greatest Hits show to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Friday, Dec. 19. Rogers musical legacy includes over 70 hit singles on varied charts and in various genres from country to …
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Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Nominated For 5th CMA Together
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton received their first joint CMA Award nomination since 1986 this morning for “You Can't Make Old Friends” in the Musical Event of the Year category. The song is featured on Rogers' latest album …

Kenny Rogers' Holiday Tour Coming to Ford Center
Kenny Rogers will perform in Evansville this Winter. The singer is widely known for spreading holiday cheer with his festive music. He'll be joined on tour this year by award-winner Linda Davis. Rogers will perform hits like "The Gambler" as well as …

Kenny Rogers and Dan Rather 'Gambling' on Hit Interview
In a current Geico Insurance TV commercial, Kenny Rogers sits down at a poker table to play cards with his pals – and the country music superstar annoys everyone at the table by absent-mindedly singing his mega-hit "The Gambler" while he ponders his …
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