Tonight (November 6), Kenny Rogers will be receiving the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award on the 47th Annual CMA Awards!

Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Jennifer Nettles will be performing a nearly 10-minute tribute to Kenny, showcasing some of his masterpiece classics.

I grew up listening to Kenny Rogers and am very happy to see he is getting this well-deserved recognition tonight. I did some investigating on Kenny’s stats through the years (pun intended).

KENNY ROGERS FAST FACTS:

He is the RIAA’s eighth best-selling male artist of all time with:

  • 120 MILLION RECORDS SOLD WORLDWIDE
  • One Diamond album (his Greatest Hits album has sold over 24 million copies worldwide)
  • 19 Platinum albums
  • 31 Gold albums

Amazingly, the three-time Grammy Award winner has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. Kenny has received hundreds of awards for his music and charity work, including:

  • Three Grammys
  • 11 People's Choice Awards
  • 18 American Music Awards
  • Eight Academy of Country Music Awards
  • Five Country Music Association Awards (with 23 career nominations)

Kenny has recorded 24 number 1 songs!!!