With a catalog that includes 20 No.1 hits and a celebrated career that boasts over 50 million album sales in the United States alone, Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers impacted the lives and careers of so many.
Rogers passed away peacefully at the age of 81 at his home on Friday (March 20). As the news of Rogers’ death made its way around the country music community, many stars took to social media to share their love for “The Gambler” and explain what he meant to them.
“I was sad this morning to wake up and know that he’s not with us any longer,” Jake Owen shared of Rogers in a video posted to Instagram. “Man, the legacy he left is something we could strive toward, as far as musicians.”
A few artists, including Owen, even shared musical tributes to Roger, proving that his legacy will continue to live on through his music.
Here are five Kenny Rogers tributes to keep his music alive.
Jake Owen: “She Believes In Me”
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One of my favorite songs of all time. Completely describes what it’s like being a musician. The late nights. The dreams. The woman standing beside you believing in you. What we all need more than anything. I’m sad to know Kenny has passed on, but can only strive to leave a legacy the way he did in this world.