Johnny Cash cut it. Bobby Bare cut it. Even the songwriter himself, Don Schlitz, cut it, as well as other people whose names are a distant Music Row memory. But some on Music Row in late felt that, at 40, Rogers was on his way out. I walked from his office over on Music Row to my apartment, and in that 20 minutes I wrote most of it in my head. I spent about six weeks trying to figure out what was gonna happen after the chorus. And nobody would touch it. The song had its old-guard champions on Music Row, though, and they believed in Schlitz and his quirky, too-long, no-love-story song. It made its way into the hands of Butler and Rogers, and when Rogers recorded it, it rose to No.
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as "Lucille," "Lady" and "Islands in the Stream" and embraced his persona as "The Gambler" on record and on TV died Friday night. He was He was under hospice care and died of natural causes, Hagan said.
Don Schlitz wrote this song in August when he was 23 years old. It took two years of shopping the song around Nashville before Bobby Bare recorded it on his album Bare at the urging of Shel Silverstein. Bare's version did not catch on and was never released as a single, so Schlitz recorded it himself, but this version failed to chart higher than No. Other musicians took notice and recorded the song in , including Johnny Cash , who put it on his album Gone Girl. It was Kenny Rogers , however, who made the song a mainstream success. His version was a No. It was released in November as the title track from his album The Gambler which won him the Grammy award for best male country vocal performance in It was one of five consecutive songs by Rogers to hit No. As of November 13, , the digital sales of the single stood at , copies and after all these years the single has yet to be certified gold by RIAA certifications. The song itself tells the story of a late-night meeting on a train "bound for nowhere" between the narrator and a man known only as the gambler.
Affection will come and go based on our attitudes, and will not carry through the rough spots в married in the Church or outside. I have rediscovered what I love about the church but choose not to attend or participate. Its been over a year and I don't know what to do. And can you talk about hard things together. In truth if I had a chance to "do it all again" type of thing. I am his wife and we have 4 children. I think she felt that it was important for me to understand the types of challenges in an interfaith marriage.