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Dan Keding Kenny Rogers (22) RE: Kenny Rogers 22 Mar 98

Kenny Rogers has followed in the grand tradition of those that are more career centered than art centered. His music to me is pop music. It has a hook, its catchy, it doesn't tax your intellect and its commercial. Its not country by any stretch of the imagination at least not in the mold of Jimmie Rodgers or The Carter Family or even some of the later country stars. It may have some instruments that appear regularly in country music but its pop music. Its good pop music, but its pop. Many artits use a genre of music for their own career moves. For example check out all the folk singer/songwriters that suddenly become "new" country when they get a recording contract or begin to get really popular and have a chance to move their careers into high gear and more exposure. It happens all the time. What always surprises me is not that it happens but that each time it does we are surprised.

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