«Kentucky Gambler» is a 1974 song written and performed by Dolly Parton. «Kentucky Gambler» was issued as a track from Dolly Parton’s The Bargain Store album from 1975.
That same year, Merle Haggard and The Strangers covered «Kentucky Gambler» and it was their nineteenth number one song on the country chart. The Merle Haggard and The Strangers version stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of eleven weeks on the chart.
Coincidentally, Parton’s The Bargain Store album featured a cover of a Haggard composition, «You’ll Always Be Special to Me». The following year, Haggard would cover another Dolly Parton song, «The Seeker».
From the album Keep Movin’ On
B-side «You’ll Always Be Special»
Released October 1974
Songwriter(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Ken Nelson. Fuzzy Owen