The Gambler was the first adult song I ever learned to sing as a child. I used to sing it to myself while I was working at my desk in my kindergarten classroom. I had no idea I was singing it out loud until one day my teacher tried to get me to sing it for the other teachers, which was mortifying since I was painfully shy back then. Kenny Rogers has always held a very special place in my heart, so waking up to the the news of him passing last night in his sleep really hit me. He will truly be missed!!!