There were many musical artists who made early impressions on me growing up, mostly country, thanks to my father’s listening habits: the Highwaymen of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson (whom I’m named after), Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson; John Denver; Elvis; the Beatles; the Statler Brothers (the first concert I can remember going to); and Kenny Rogers. Though most people will always remember him for “The Gambler,” I was treated to his entire catalog of the ’70s and ’80s. “Love Will Turn You Around” will always be a favorite. RIP, Mr. Rogers.