David Rogers (singer)

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David Rodgers
David Rodgers in 1968
David Rodgers in 1968
Background information
Born(1936-03-27)March 27, 1936
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
DiedAugust 10, 1993(1993-08-10) (aged 57)
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar[1]
Years active1967–1993
LabelsColumbia, Atlantic, United Artists, Republic, Kari, Music Master, Mr. Music, Hal Kat

David Rodgers (March 27, 1936 – August 10, 1993)[2] was an American country music artist. Between 1968 and 1984, Rodgers charted thirty-seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, reaching Top Ten with the hits, "Need You" and "Loving You Has Changed My Life," both at No. 9. In the same timespan, he recorded several studio albums on the Columbia, Atlantic and United Artists labels.

He has three known grandchildren. Stevenne Rodgers, Randell Trice and Danielle Rodgers.


David Rodgers was born March 27, 1936, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.[2] He began playing guitar at age eleven, and by age twenty, had been offered a chance to join Roger Miller's band, but declined as he had been drafted.[2][3] After leaving the services, Rodgers performed at the Egyptian Ballroom for several years, and was eventually discovered by representatives of Columbia Records, who signed him in 1967.[2] Although his first release, "Forbidden Fruit," did not make the chart, he made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry that year. He first charted in 1968 with "I'd Be Your Fool Again," which spent five weeks on the Billboard country singles chart and peaked at No. 69.[1] By 1970, he released his debut album, A World Called You. She Don't Make Me Cry followed in 1971, producing his first Top 20 hit in its title track, while 1972's Need You brought him to No. 9 with its title track.[1]

In 1973, Rodgers moved to Atlantic Records, recording Just Thank Me and Hey There Girl. The latter accounted for his only other Top Ten in "Loving You Has Changed My Life," also at No. 9.[1] 1975's Whole Lotta Livin' in a House was issued on the United Artists label, producing only a No. 60 in its title track. Later on, he recorded Lovingly for Republic Records, as well as several more non-album singles. Rodgers continued to tour the United States and United Kingdom, in addition to charting on the Music Master, Mr. Music and Hal Kat labels.[3]

Rodgers died on August 10, 1993.[2]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
US Country
1970 A World Called You
1971 She Don't Make Me Cry
  • Release date: 1971
  • Label: Columbia Records
1972 Need You
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: Columbia Records
1973 Just Thank Me 36
Farewell to the Ryman
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: Atlantic Records
1974 Hey There Girl
  • Release date: 1974
  • Label: Atlantic Records
1975 Whole Lotta Livin' in a House
1978 Lovingly
  • Release date: 1978
  • Label: Republic Records


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1967 "Forbidden Fruit" A World Called You
1968 "I'd Be Your Fool Again" 69
"I'm in Love with My Wife" 38
"You Touched My Heart" 37
1969 "Dearly Beloved" 59 single only
"A World Called You" 23 A World Called You
1970 "So Much in Love with You" 46
"I Wake Up in Heaven" 26 She Don't Make Me Cry
1971 "She Don't Make Me Cry" 19 9
"Ruby, You're Warm" 21 16 single only
1972 "Need You" 9 9 Need You
"Goodbye" 38
"All Heaven Breaks Loose" 35 single only
1973 "Just Thank Me" 17 18 Just Thank Me
"It'll Be Her" 22 16
1974 "Loving You Has Changed My Life" 9 21 Hey There Girl
"Hey There Girl" 21 42
"I Just Can't Help Believin'" 59
1975 "It Takes a Whole Lot of Livin' in a House" 60 Whole Lotta Livin' in a House
1976 "Whispers and Grins" 66 singles only
"Mahogany Bridge" 84
1977 "I'm Gonna Love You Right Out of This World" 21 38
"The Lady and the Baby" 76
"I Love What My Woman Does to Me" 49 33
"Do You Hear My Heart Beat" 47 Lovingly
"You and Me Alone" 24
1978 "I'll Be There (When You Get Lonely)" 22
"Let's Try to Remember" 32
"When a Woman Cries" 31 singles only
1979 "Darlin'" 18 36
"You Are My Rainbow" 36
"You're Amazing" 39
1981 "Houston Blue" 88
1982 "Crown Prince of the Barroom" 92
1983 "Hold Me" 67
"You've Still Got Me" 71
"The Devil Is a Woman" 87
1984 "I'm a Country Song" 72


  1. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 359. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sandra Brennan. "David Rogers biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  3. ^ a b Paul W. Dennis (2008-08-05). "Forgotten Artists: David Rogers". Engine 145. Archived from the original on 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2009-10-15.