Kenny Rogers died this past weekend. He had a long and productive life of music-making, and I won’t try to offer a major retrospective here. I will note that Rogers was just…always there, wasn’t he? And he was always there in a good way. Never once did I hear Kenny’s rough voice and think, “Uh, no, I’m not in the mood right now, Kenny.” He was always good, always reliable, and in his best songs he always knew how to sell the emotion of the tune.
This song, I believe, was a favorite of my father’s back in the day. Thanks for the music, Kenny Rogers!