What Are the Chances: A Novel (Paperback)
Country music legend Kenny Rogers teams up with Spur Award–winner Mike Blakely for a rousing tale set?in the heyday of Nashville
It's 1975, and Ronnie Breed's chart-topping rock band has just self-destructed.
He opts to return home to Texas and reinvent himself as a solo act. Enter Dan Campbell, Ronnie's cousin. Dan wants to televise a Texas Hold 'Em tournament…and Ronnie could never say no to his cousin. As celebrity spokesman for the poker tournament, Ronnie is soon recruiting world-class gamblers in illegal card games and trying to put together a country band to win a Nashville recording contract. Then things start to get weird—hidden cameras, secret high-stakes side-bets, a visit from the FBI. Ronnie begins to wonder if he will end up with the girl of his dreams in the Country Music Hall of Fame…or broke and lonely in some prison cell. What are the chances?
About the Author
KENNY ROGERS is a legendary music icon who has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances and rare storytelling ability. A groundbreaking recording artist, distinctive vocalist, and consummate entertainer, the Grammy Award-winning country and pop superstar has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly five and a half decades, receiving hundreds of awards for his music and charity work, including 18 American Music Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and five Country Music Association Awards. In addition, Rogers has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Entertainment Buyers Association, is a recipient of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music, and in 1990, he was honored with the Horatio Alger Award, given to those who have distinguished themselves despite humble beginnings.
A native of Texas, Mike Blakely grew up working on the family ranch. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former president of Western Writers of America and has taught fiction writing at numerous workshops nationwide. His novel Summer of Pearls is the 2001 winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel. Also a singer/songwriter, Blakely tours all over the U.S. and in Europe with his band and records his original songs on his own independent record label. He currently lives on his horse ranch near Marble Falls, Texas.
"A caper novel for fans of country music legend Rogers."—Kirkus Reviews