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    Thu, 08 May 2014 14:19:07

    Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Spill Details on Their Unique Relationship - What did they say?

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    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush is joined by Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush is joined by Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush prepairs to join Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Photo Bomber Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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    Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers are old friends and duet partners, enjoying quite a unique relationship. But they've never gone "there."

    Parton, 68, spoke to Closer about her unconventional relationship with her fellow country singer, saying,"Kenny is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. Kenny and I have always had that love and that passion. Never been lovers, but always been in love and I think we really sing well together."

    That's interesting – they never slept together, but are musically in love, it'd seem!

    Rogers concurred.

    "I think there's a magic there. I'm so much better with her than I am without her," he said about their chemistry on their latest duet. "You know, it's a funny story. I was out at a rock 'n' roll show and a guy came backstage and said, 'Kenny, my name's Ryan King. I was with some friends the other day, and I realized that some of my greatest childhood memories are when I came to your farm and rode golf carts with your son, Chris. And I was telling them, you know what? You can't make old friends.' And I thought, 'Wow that is a song waiting to happen!'"

    Do you like the new Dolly x Kenny duet "You Can't Make Old Friends?" Or are you all about the infamous "Islands in the Stream" from the '80s?

    —Katie Sheehan
    05.08.14



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