Kenny Rogers Signs With Capitol Records

Kenny Rogers has signed a new long-term recording contract with Capitol Records Nashville. The Capitol catalog already includes the recordings Rogers made for the United Artists and Liberty labels during the height of his recording career from 1976 until 1983. During that time, he topped the album charts for 90 weeks and, during one period, sold 1 million albums a month for 24 straight months. While signing his contract, Rogers was presented his 26th gold album for 42 Ultimate Hits, a compilation Capitol released in June 2004. Rogers and longtime friend Lionel Richie are in Nashville this week to tape an episode of CMT Crossroads.