About the song

If you are a fan of country music, you probably know the song “Lady” by Kenny Rogers. It is one of his most popular and successful songs, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980 and staying there for six weeks. It also topped the country, adult contemporary and Canadian charts, making it a crossover hit.

But do you know the story behind this song? Here are some interesting facts about “Lady” that you may not know:

– The song was written and produced by Lionel Richie, who was then a member of the Commodores. Richie had originally pitched this song to his own group, but they turned it down. He then offered it to Rogers, who loved it and recorded it in two weeks.
– Richie said he wrote the song as a tribute to all the women in his life, including his mother, grandmother, sister and wife. He also said he was inspired by Rogers’ description of his wife Marianne Gordon as “a real lady”.
– The song was the first single from Rogers’ album “Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits”, which sold over 12 million copies worldwide and became the best-selling album of his career.
– The song was also the first collaboration between Rogers and Richie, who became good friends and worked together on several other projects, including “We Are the World” in 1985 and “Tuskegee” in 2012, where they performed a duet version of “Lady”.
– The song has been covered by many artists, such as Conway Twitty, Kenny G, Julio Iglesias, Tom Jones and Lionel Richie himself on his 1998 album “Time”.