New York : HarperCollins Publishers , c2012
1st Harperluxe edDescription:
xi, 395 p. ,  p. plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780062088642, 0062088645, 0062088645 :, Language:
Exploring the struggles of his long road, Rogers' 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. Recounting his early years, first as a jazz bassist and later as a member of the pioneering folk group the New Christy Minstrels, Kenny charts how he came into his own as an artist with the First Edition. Telling the stories that have become legends, 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, both big and small, that have meant the most to him, describing the good times he's had with Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and, of course, Dolly Parton, and how through it all he continues to make music with the passion that has defined him from the start
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