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I was raised in the church.
– Kenny Rogers
You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.
If you want people to know what your message is, just sing it.
You know, I think the greatest gift in the world is a good employee, you know, or people who can do your work for you and do it well the way you’d like to have it done. And I’ve always been able to surround myself with really good people.
There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
I’m so totally future oriented that, for me, I don’t know what the future’s about, but I can promise you it’s gonna be exciting.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.
People will clap to be nice. They will not laugh to be nice.
There has to be chemistry in a duet, but if you go beyond the point of friendship and attraction, you lose something.
Well, I don’t think everything necessarily that I touch turns to gold, but I think I get great joy out of it regardless of whether it is successful or not.
I have awards right now that I do not remember walking on stage to get.
You know, I’ve always said, I’ve never felt I was a particularly good singer, but I’ve always thought I had a great knack for picking hit songs.
I’ve always said that gray hair looks good on everybody but yourself. To me, it makes me look old.
I think when you’re in the public eye, you feel a pressure to stay younger looking.
There’s a new hit rock group or singer every five minutes, but with country music, you have one hit and those people love you forever.
I still like going on the road and performing, but it’s getting tougher. I try to have my wife and the twins with me but it’s getting harder and harder for them. They need to be in a home environment and not traveling with me.
When I think of the things I have, it makes me a little uneasy. I don’t want people to think I’ve lost touch with reality.
I’ve always said music should make you laugh, make you cry or make you think.
I just hope I can spread some of the happiness that’s been coming my way.
Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.
The first six years of my career, I got more comments on my weight than on my singing. So I think I became so self-conscious that I started working on it harder.
I feel like I learn something from everything I do.
You know, when you’re poor and you have a bunch of kids in your family, you don’t know that everybody’s not poor.
I had holes in my jeans well before it was fashionable.
Know when to hold ‘um, know when to fold ‘um and know when to walk away from cameramen.
Here’s what I’ve learned about raising boys… if you keep ’em busy, they’re fine. You let ’em get bored, they’ll dismantle your house board by board.