HOT VIDEO: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Team Up for New Duet
Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Country Music
Teaming up three decades after their last hit 'Islands in the Stream', country legends Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton are collaborating once again, this time on a new duet, "You Can't Make Old Friends" which appears on Rogers' new album.
According to the AP, "Rogers asked songwriter Don Schlitz, who wrote "The Gambler," to come up with a song he could do with Parton that defined their relationship, and "Old Friends" was the result. There was no such premeditated planning for "Islands in the Stream." The song, written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, would eventually become a No. 1 hit on both the pop and country charts. But Rogers admits struggling with it before Parton entered the studio."
Legendary music icon Kenny Rogers released his brand new album "You Can't Make Old Friends" on October 8th via Warner Bros. Records."What a thrill it was for me to work again with my buddy, Dolly Parton, and what a special song," remarked Rogers. "Working with Dolly is always a little like going home. Everything felt comfortable."
With a collaboration of producers, including Kyle Lehning, Warren Hartman, and Dann Huff, You Can't Make Old Friends is Rogers' first country album since the release of Water & Bridges in 2006. Rogers considers this upcoming release the most varied and complete album of his lifetime.
A trailblazing recording artist, vocalist, and entertainer, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his illustrious 56 years in show business. Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades and scored a hit single in the past six. He was the first country artist to consistently sell out arenas and quickly became a pop superstar as well - his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10's is fourth-best all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. Rogers has recorded 12 No. 1 albums and 24 No. 1 hits - "The Gambler," "Lady," "Lucille," "Coward Of The County," "She Believes in Me," "Islands in the Stream" (with Dolly Parton) and "Every Time Two Fools Collide" (with Dottie West) among them. His Greatest Hits album has sold over 24 million copies worldwide to date. He is the RIAA's 8th best-selling male artist of all time with one Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums.