Saturday, August 13, 2011
SHE BELIEVES IN ME ~ KENNY ROGERS
"She Believes In Me" is the title of a song written by Steve Gibb and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers on his 1978 album The Gambler. The song was written by Steve Gibb (not the Steve Gibb who is the son of Barry Gibb) and is the tale of a songwriter who has a beloved too good for him. Rogers was reaching the peak of his career at this time, and "She Believes In Me" became one of his biggest crossover hits in the late spring of 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Country Singles chart . "She Believes in Me" also peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, and number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart . It was also a minor pop hit in Great Britain reaching number 42. In 2011 Scotty McCreery performed this song on American Idol as his third number in the May 17 episode. It was chosen for him to sing by the judges. Around the same time, a Dutch female singer Dominique van Hulst, better known as 'Do', covered the song as "Hij gelooft in mij" (He believes in me).