He has also acted in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and the Mac Shayne series as well as his appearance on The Muppet Show. At his estate in Colbert, Georgia, Rogers keeps a pet goat named 'Smitty', having originally acquired the animal from a friend in 2008.Kenneth Ray Rogers was born in Houston, Texas, on August 21, 1938, the fourth of eight children, born to Lucille Lois (née Hester; b. 1991), a nurse's assistant, and Edward Floyd Rogers (b. According to Rogers, the goat has been "(his) center", providing a calming influence after long and stressful touring schedules.As a teenager Black joined his elder brothers, Mark, Kevin and Brian, in their small band.
On September 25, 2015, Rogers announced on NBC's Today Show that he was retiring from show business after a final tour to spend more time with his wife and twin boys.
Adams' research interests lie in the fields of Quaternary geology, geomorphology, and landscape dynamics.
More specifically, he is interested in how different geomorphic systems, including fluvial, lacustrine, and alluvial, respond to changes in climate and active tectonic deformation.
Two of his albums, The Gambler and Kenny, are featured in the poll of "The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever".
Later success includes the 2006 album release, Water & Bridges, an across the board hit, that hit the Top 5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200.