The world premiere of the video for the new duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton – will be broadcast on ABC’s Good Morning America this coming Monday, September 16th.
Rogers and Parton shot the clip together earlier this year in Nashville,
Tennessee. The song is the title track from Rogers’ highly anticipated new album, You Can’t Make Old Friends, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on October 8th..
It was thirty years ago almost to the day when Rogers and Parton
released the multiple-chart No. 1 hit, “Islands In The Stream,” which
went on to become an instant classic and one of the most successful
singles by a duo in history.
"I can't think of a more perfect song for the two of us to sing
together," Rogers said of "You Can't Make Old Friends." “Out of
everyone in the business, Dolly is my best friend, so naturally it has
special meaning for the both of us. It was so good to be back in the
studio with her. I’m thrilled to have our relationship documented this
Parton added, “There is just something about our chemistry with each
other – our friendship – that people really sense what we really feel.
To do a song that fits so many people, and certainly us, was an honor.
It’s been a wonderful journey, and I’m so glad I’ve been able to walk
this road with Kenny.”
The duet “You Can’t Make Old Friends” is available now on iTunes and
is being offered as a instant download for those who pre-order the You Can’t Make Old Friends album on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/kennyrogers. The video will be available for purchase next week at digital retailers.
You Can’t Make Old Friends is Rogers’ first country album since the release of Water & Bridges in
2006. The album 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
Rogers will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall.