Country music legend Kenny Rogers is set to write about his life in his first autobiography.
The Coward of the County singer insists the timing of his memoir is perfect - because he fears he may forget memories from his early days as a performer if he waits any longer to pick up a pen.
He says, "I must admit, the older I get, the more interesting my life used to be. I also realised that if I don't do it now, I may forget it all."
The book, which will be published late in 2011, will cap a year of firsts for Rogers, who will embark on his first tour of South America next month (May11).