When I was really young, my mom bought my grandpa a copy of Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits for Christmas. He ended up getting two copies. I liked the song “The Gambler”, so I asked my mom if I could have the extra copy. Surprised, she gave it to me, and so in my earliest record collection, I had the Flintstones, Star Wars, and Kenny Rogers.
Several years later, after joining Columbia House music club, my mom purchased a new Kenny Rogers hits cassette for the car. That’s when I discovered “Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In”, a song that we first found hilarious and then realized was funky and cool. Lebowski just made it cooler.
Kenny Rogers passed away at age 81 peacefully at home. Known for his many hits like “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town”, “Lucille”, and his duets with Dolly Parton, country music will always remember Kenny Rogers.
Rest in Peace.