Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kenny Rogers: His Favorite Duet Partner Is Dolly!

In a recent interview with The Miami Herald, Kenny Rogers reveals that Dolly Parton is his favorite duet partner. Kenny has recorded duets through his entire career which include many successful duets with Dottie West, Kim Carnes, Sheena Easton, Wynonna, and many more.

His first duet with Dolly, Islands In The Stream has been one of the biggest selling singles of all time. Their duet Christmas album has sold millions on top of millions. Their CBS Christmas Special still airs in reruns each season. Another number one single for the two was Real Love, which inspired a concert video and HBO special, it would be great if the HBO special would be released as an audio project. Their 3rd charting duet was Love Is Strange. They had planned to record I Will Always Love You as duet but that never developed and Parton later recorded a top ten version duet with Vince Gill. Kenny later asked Dolly to write a song for one of his albums and the result was Undercover. Their last duet was Tell Me That You Love Me.

I'm one fan that never got to see Dolly and Kenny do their concert tour. I would love it, but I don't think it will ever happen again. I think it would make an once in a life time event. They should do a duet album and tour for the anniversary of Islands In The Street or something. Well....I can dream.

Anyway...here's the sweet comments Kenny had to say about Dolly. And make sure you get Kenny's autobiography when it comes out. He's finally doing one.

"I’ve done so many, and there have been many thrills. Dolly [Parton] is such a sweet girl with a lot of things going for her, not the least that she’s a great singer. I never met anyone who comes in to do a record project when her first vocals sound as good as her last. Everyone has to warm up, certainly me. Not her. She ups my game. But let me tell you something. I don’t care who you are, you’ll never see Dolly when she’s not done up, with her hair and all her stuff going on. We spent two years together touring, and I saw her at very odd times of the day. She must sleep like that, that’s all I can tell ya. "

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