De Libary Of Congress heeft 25 titels toegevoegd aan het National Recording Registry waaronder Kenny Rogers’ hit “The Gambler” uit 1978, die geschreven werd door Don Schlitz.
The song was not written about gambling, it was written with a very personal look at life,” said Kenny, “To say I’m proud is an understatement. It speaks very highly for Don Schlitz’s writing ability. I am very impressed and appreciative of this great award.”
“I actually wrote the song in my head,” said Don Schlitz. “To have anyone listen to any of your songs and appreciate any of them is miraculous, is great. To have Kenny Rogers sing one of your songs is way over the moon.”
Andere titels die dit jaar werden uitverkozen zijn o.a. Merle Travis’ album “Folk Songs Of The Hills” (1946), Arlo Guthrie’s single “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” (1967) en Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours” (1977).