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article imageReview: Country stars Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton shine on new duet Special

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 29, 2013 in Entertainment
Two of country music's greatest singers, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton reunite for a brand new duet together entitled "You Can't Make Old Friends."
This year was amazing for Rogers since he will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which is the genre's highest honor;moreover, Rogers' forthcoming studio album, "You Can't Make Old Friends," is expected to be released on October 8, via Warner Music Nashville, and this title track is its debut single.
The music video for "You Can't Make Old Friends" was posted on Kenny Rogers' official YouTube channel on September 18 and it has already garnered well over 120,000 views. It commences in black and white, with Rogers and Parton sitting down on a couch reflecting on the success of their signature duet "Islands In the Stream" and the fact that it was released as a single thirty years ago.
The song, co-penned by Ryan Hanna King, Caitlyn Smith and Don Schlitz, is a heartfelt and nostalgic ballad. Vocally, it is a soothing performance by Rogers and Parton shines on harmonies, as well as on co-lead vocals. Both veteran artists are well-dressed in the video and they connect well from a personal and emotional standpoint. It is certain to leave their fans in goosebumps.
Particularly impressive about this video is that it includes archive photographs of both superstars together over the years, which makes it even more compelling.
The Verdict
With their new duet "You Can't Make Old Friends," Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton prove that they are timeless musicians and two of the best in the country genre's history. They sound as good as ever and they sing with a lot of heart. All country music fans, whether they enjoy listening to traditional or modern country, ought to request this song at their local radio stations. Their new single has "Grammy" written all over it.
For more information on country singer Kenny Rogers and his new music, visit his official website.
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