1984 Kenny Rogers – What About Me?

What About Me? is the sixteenth studio album by Kenny Rogers, released by RCA Nashville.

The album’s title track, “What About Me?”, is sung in trio with R&B singer James Ingram and Rogers’ former New Christy Minstrels bandmate turned solo star Kim Carnes, which is a love song that reached number one on the AC charts and was also a pop and country hit, giving co-writer Richard Marx his first number one hit as a writer. Elsewhere on the album is “Two Hearts, One Love” by Byron Hill, and Mike Dekle, “The Stranger” (a story song in the vein of Rogers’ previous hits such as “The Gambler” and “Lucille”), “The Night Goes On” (a R&B influenced ballad) and “Crazy” (a song Rogers co-wrote with Richard Marx which is in the style of “Through the Years”) that also charted and gave Rogers yet another number-one hit and Marx his second number one hit as a writer.  This album continued Rogers’ long Platinum streak, quickly selling over a million copies


What About Me? (Richard Marx; Kenny Rogers; David Foster) 04:23
2  The Night Goes On (Paul Gordon; Tom Keane) 04:35
3  Dream Dancin’ (Laura Allen; Robbie Long) 04:25
4  Two Hearts, One Love (Byron Hill; Mike Dekle) 03:37
5  I Don’t Want To Know Why (Guy Thomas) 04:05
6  Didn’t We? (Graham Lyle; Troy Seals) 03:55
7  Somebody Took My Love (David Pomeranz; Richard Marx) 03:53
Crazy (Kenny Rogers; Richard Marx) 03:43
9  The Stranger (Dolly Parton) 03:46
10  Heart To Heart (Jimmy Scott; Richard Feldman) 03:40


BassJoe Chemay
BassDennis Belfield
BassNathan East
BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarKin Vassy
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsJim Cox
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
KeyboardsTom Keane
KeyboardsErich Bulling
ProgrammingErich Bulling
ProgrammingMarcus Ryle
SaxGary Herbig
PercussionMike De Temple
PercussionSheila Escovedo
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsCindy Fee
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsKenny Cetera
Background VocalsKenny Rogers Jr
Background VocalsPortia Griffin
Background VocalsRichard Marx
Background VocalsTerry Williams
Background VocalsJoe Chemay
Background VocalsKin Vassy
VocalsKenny Rogers

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster (Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8)
Producer – Kenny Rogers (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jeremy Lubbock (Tracks 3, 5, 8)
Engineer – Humberto Gatica
Engineer (Additional) – David Leonard, John Guess, Larry Ferguson, Laura Livingston, Mark Ettel, Paul Lani, Reginald Dozier, Stephen Shelton, Steve Crimmel, Steve Schmitt, Tom Fouce
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica

Art Direction – John Coulter
Photography – Mario Casilli, Reid Miles

Mastered At Capitol Records
Mixed At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach
Phonographic Copyright RCA Records
Copyright Kenny Rogers