Kenny Rogers is one of the biggest names in the history of music. I don't just mean country music, I mean all of music. He is one of those people that anyone who was born in the last 60 years knows. He has appealed to all of us through his music, movies and art. He is a true American gem.

Kenny topped the country charts dozens of times in his amazing career but on this date back in 1979 he did it for the lucky number 7th time. ESPN was just signing on for the first time, I was beginning the 7th grade, Michael Jackson was just starting his solo career, a new Toyota Corola would have cost you between 3 and 4 grand, gas was .79 a gallon and the number one song was "She Believes in Me". Let's take a trip back with Kenny to that smooth 70's sound.