Kenny Rogers Announces New Album & Tour
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:18:26
Country icon and musical treasure Kenny Rogers will release You Can't Make Old Friends on October 8 via Warner Bros. Records.
The album reunites Rogers with long-time friend and collaborator, Dolly Parton, for a brand new duet on the title track, "You Can't Make Old Friends."
You can't make old friends, but you can collaborate with 'em! It was 30 years ago almost to the day when Kenny and Dolly released "Islands In the Stream," which went on to become an instant classic and one of the most successful singles by a duo in history.
"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."
You Can't Make Old Friends is Rogers' first country album since the release of Water & Bridges in 2006.
"I can honestly say this may be the best album I've ever recorded," declared Rogers. "The musical diversity is extraordinary. It goes from songs I would normally sing, to songs I would normally never even listen to. In this business, you do albums to both grow artistically, and for the sheer love of music. We chose what I think are the most diverse and best songs I've ever had access to."
If you pre-order the new album on iTunes, you get an instant grat of the Dolly duet. Visit iTunes to grab it.
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
09/14 Oxford, ME – Oxford County Fair – Oxford, ME
09/25 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – Concert for Cumberland Heights – Nashville, TN
10/10 University, MS – Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts – University of Mississippi
10/11 Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
10/20 Charleston, SC – Southern Ground Music & Food Festival – Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island
10/26 Pocola, OK – Choctaw Casino
11/09 El Dorado, AR – El Dorado Municipal Auditorium
11/10 Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
01/23 St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles – The Country Music Cruise 2014
01/13 Carmel, IN – The Center for the Performing Arts – The Palladium
Christmas Tour Dates:
With Special Guest Linda Davis
12/01 Concord, NH – The Capitol Center For The Arts
12/02 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino – Event Center
12/03 Englewood, NJ – bergenPAC
12/05 Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
12/07 Newport News, VA – Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center For The Arts
12/08 Morgantown, WV – West Virginia University – Creative Arts Center
12/12 Paducah, KY – Carson Center
12/14 Sault Sainte Marie, MI – Kewadin Casino – DreamMakers Theater
12/16 New Philadelphia, OH – Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawa
12/21 Naperville, IL – Pfeiffer Hall – North Central College
For tour info, visit kennyrogers.com.
What is your favorite Kenny Rogers song?