Long-time friends Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton will reunite on Rogers’ upcoming album, You Can’t Make Old Friends, which is slated to release Oct. 8 on Warner Bros. Records. Parton and Rogers team for a duet on the album’s title track; 30 years ago, the two released “Islands In The Stream,” a mega-hit for the two entertainers that topped several sales charts and was certified platinum in the U.S. for shipping 2 million copies.
“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.”
For the new project, he worked with producers Kyle Lehning, Warren Hartman and Dann Huff; You Can’t Make Old Friends marks Rogers’ first country album since 2006’s Water & Bridges. You Can’t Make Old Friends is available via digital download today (Sept. 3) at iTunes. Customers who pre-order the album can receive an instant download of the title track. Special pre-sale bundles are also being offered at kennyrogers.com.
Rogers will be touring the U.S. and Canada throughout the fall. Additionally, What Are The Chances, a novel Rogers co-wrote with Mike Blakely, releases today (Sept. 3); Rogers’ New York Times best-selling autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It, will be released in paperback on Sept. 27.
The track listing for You Can’t Make Old Friends is available below:
1. You Can’t Make Old Friends (Duet With Dolly Parton)
2. All I Need Is One
3. You Had To Be There
5. Turn This World Around
6. Dreams Of The San Joaquin
7. Don’t Leave Me In The Night Time (Featuring Buckwheat Zydeco)
8. Look At You
9. Neon Horses
10. When You Love Someone
11. It’s Gonna Be Easy Now
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