Kenny Rogers  

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"If I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground" --"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (1967) by Mel Tillis

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Kenneth Ray Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. Though he was most successful with country music audiences, he was active and successful in various genres. He was one of the best-selling music artists of the twentieth century.

Outside of country music he is best-known for songs such as "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)", a psychedelic rock song and 1969's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town", a song about the male angst of a paralyzed Vietnam war veteran and his wife who goes to town to find a lover.

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