Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Reunite For New Duet
On top of all that, Rogers is preparing to release a new studio album. Titled You Can't Make Old Friends, the album is set for release October 8. And among the material is one song that longtime Rogers fans will certainly be eager to hear–a duet with Dolly Parton.
The two country legends recorded several duets together, including "Real Love," "Love Is Strange" and an entire album of Christmas songs. Their most notable collaboration, though, came in 1983, when they released "Islands in the Stream." A song written by the Bee Gees (and inspired by an Ernest Hemingway novel), it topped both the pop and country charts and was even named Song of the Year.
Now 30 years after that landmark duet, the two are reuniting for "You Can't Make Old Friends," the title track of Rogers' new album. "What a thrill it was for me to work again with my buddy, Dolly Parton, and what a special song," Rogers said in a statement posted on his website. "Working with Dolly is always a little like going home. Everything felt comfortable."
You Can't Make Old Friends is Rogers' first country album since the release of Water & Bridges in 2006. more on this story
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