Kenny Rogers to release new album featuring new duet with Dolly Parton

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Press release:

With an astonishing recording career that now spans over seven decades, you
would think music legend Kenny Rogers had already accomplished
it all.  However, you’d be wrong.
Rogers returns with You Can’t Make
Old Friends
on October 8th via Warner Bros. Records, proving – once again –
that he still has plenty to say.  The album reunites Rogers with long-time
friend and collaborator, Dolly Parton, for a brand new duet on
the title track, “You Can’t Make Old Friends.”  It was thirty years ago almost
to the day when Kenny and Dolly released “Islands In The Stream,” which went on
to become an instant classic and one of the most successful singles by a duo in
“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.
can honestly say this may be the best album I’ve ever recorded,” added Rogers. 
“The musical diversity is extraordinary. It goes from songs I would normally
sing, to songs I would normally never even listen to.  In this business, you do
albums to both grow artistically, and for the sheer love of music.  We chose
what I think are the most diverse and best songs I’ve ever had access
You Can’t Make Old Friends showcases a certain familiarity
that can be expected from Rogers, along with fresh twists of creativity that see
the versatile Grammy Award-winner stretching his artistry into new musical
territory.  In addition to the great story songs and love songs Rogers has
become well known for, flavors of rock and roll, soul, gospel, southern rock,
zydeco, and sounds of the Southwest are embraced in this bold
The digital download of You Can’t Make Old Friends
is available for the very first time today on iTunes here:
Customers who pre-order the new album on iTunes will also receive an instant
download of the “You Can’t Make Old Friends” duet.  Special pre-sale bundles,
including a physical copy of the CD, are being offered at
Kenny Rogers has already had a massive year in 2013, including the
announcement of his induction into the Country Music Hall of
this fall.  Rogers also performed on the main stage at this year’s
Glastonbury Festival to a colossal audience on the grounds and around the UK as
it was televised on BBC.  His Through The Years World Tour has included
stops in Morocco, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada and the
This fall and winter, Rogers’ tour will roll on with more U.S. and
Canadian dates, including the Christmas & Hits Through The Years
, his annual holiday performances, in late November and December.  In
addition, a novel Rogers co-wrote with Mike Blakely, What Are The
, is being released today (September 3rd) and Rogers’ New York Times
Best Selling autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It, will be released
in paperback on September 27th.
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. 

Kenny Rogers – You Can’t Make Old
– Track Listing
1.    You
Can’t Make Old Friends (Duet With Dolly Parton)
2.    All I Need Is
3.    You Had To Be There
4.    ’Merica
5.    Turn This World
6.    Dreams Of The San Joaquin
7.    Don’t Leave Me In The Night
Time (Featuring Buckwheat Zydeco)
8.    Look At You
9.    Neon
10.  When You Love Someone
11.  It’s Gonna Be Easy Now