Kenny Rogers Sues His Former Manager

Kenny Rogers has sued his former manager, Ken Kragen, alleging disloyalty and attempted theft of a musical act, The Tennessean reported. Until he was dismissed in January, Kragen served as president of Dreamcatcher Management, a division of Rogers’ label, Dreamcatcher Records. In a lawsuit filed in Davidson County Circuit Court on March 6, Rogers claims Kragen lured RCA Records teen trio 3 of Hearts away from Dreamcatcher Management to Kragen’s own management company. Unwilling to speculate on why Rogers let him go after 33½ years as manager, Kragen told last month, “The only thing I know is that it didn’t occur because I did anything wrong. I mean, we’ve had a really good couple of years.” In addition to 3 of Hearts, Kragen’s country stable also consists of singer/actor/songwriter Mark Collie. Kragen also was instrumental in building careers for Lionel Richie, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood.