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Kenny Rogers Coming to BookPeople

The gambler deals his debut novel, ‘What Are the Chances’

By Chase Hoffberger, 1:00PM, Fri. Sep. 6, 2013

Kenny Rogers Coming to BookPeople

Leave it to the musical icon known as the Gambler to write a book about a songwriter who goes gambling.

Kenny Rogers, the Houston-born Country Music Hall of Famer whose 1978 chart-topper “The Gambler” became ubiquitous enough that even Generation Y knows him – if for nothing more than that song – marked the release of What Are the Chances, his first novel, on Tuesday. The 320-pager’s about a Nashville songwriter who splits for Texas and winds up wheeling and dealing with some shady gambling ring, one that the FBI starts looking into for the exact degree of its shadiness.

To celebrate the release, Rogers has scheduled a meet and greet at BookPeople on Saturday, Sept. 21, an ace-in-the-hole opportunity for fans of the 75-year-old songwriter to pose for a photo with the bearded bard and tell him about that time that you floated a spade on the river and walked away with the whole pot.

You won’t be able to coerce him into signing anything, however, despite the fact that admission ($25) comes with a complimentary copy of Rogers’ new book.

Tickets are available now only at BookPeople.

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