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article imageOp-Ed: Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton should win CMA Musical Event award

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 14, 2014 in Music
Five collaborations are in the running for the 2014 Country Music Association (CMA) award for "Musical Event of the Year."
These include Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's "Somethin' Bad," Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert's "We Were Us," Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "You Can't Make Old Friends," as well as Vince Gill and Paul Franklin's "Bakersfield."
If the CMA awards turn out to be a popularity contest this year, the award will probably go to one of Miranda Lambert's duets, either "We Were Us" (with Keith Urban) or the Carrie collaboration "Somethin' Bad," but if the category were based on merit and artistic talent, it deserves to go to two Country Music Hall of Famers and living legends, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton for "You Can't Make Old Friends."
Rogers and Parton's duet is one of the best that I have heard this past decade, and they prove to be like fine wine, only getting better with age. It is the title track of Rogers' exceptional studio album, which was released on Warner Music Nashville last October. Give it to Dolly and Kenny. I am sure that their fellow nominees will agree with my reasoning, especially since they are the king and queen of traditional country.
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