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Kenny Rogers Plays The Part Of "The Gambler" In Signature Music Video (VIDEO)

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Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Kenny Rogers has had a major impact on country music over the decades. He has pioneered his way across various genres of music, with over 120 hit singles and countless awards. In his music video for "The Gambler", Rogers plays the part of Brady Hawkes from the CBS TV movie that was created around the signature hit

The song was released in 1978 and hit # 1 on the Billboard Country music charts. The song became one Rogers signature hits on his The Gambler album and remains a fan favorite generations later. Rogers started his career in a rockabilly group called the The Scholars, but eventually realized his true dream was a solo career making the music he felt most connected to. In 2013, Rogers was awarded the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th annual CMA awards for all of his success. Congratulations Kenny!

Enjoy this 1978 video of "The Gambler" featuring a very dapper Kenny Rogers, teaching us when to "hold 'em and fold 'em". This is a must see classic! 

++++++++ LYRICS BELOW ++++++++
On a warm summer's eve
On a train bound for nowhere
I met up with the gambler
We were both too tired to sleep
So we took turns a-starin'
Out the window at the darkness
The boredom overtook us, he began to speak

He said, "Son, I've made a life
Out of readin' people's faces
Knowin' what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don't mind me sayin'
I can see you're out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey
I'll give you some advice"

So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, "If you're gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away
And knowin' what to keep
'Cause every hand's a winner
And every hand's a loser
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep"

And when he finished speakin'
He turned back toward the window
Crushed out his cigarette
And faded off to sleep
And somewhere in the darkness
The gambler he broke even
And in his final words
I found an ace that I could keep

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done

You've got to know when to hold 'em
(When to hold 'em)
Know when to fold 'em
(When to fold 'em)
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you're sittin' at the table
There'll be time enough for countin'
When the dealin's done
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