Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers team up for new duet

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers reprise “Islands In the Stream” for a television
special that aired in 2010 on the Hallmark Channel.

Photo by Alexx Henry Photography, The Hallmark Channel

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers reprise “Islands In the Stream” for a television special that aired in 2010 on the Hallmark Channel.

Thirty years ago Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers sang together on the No. 1 duet "Islands in the Stream," and now the pair are set to release a brand new collaboration.

The singers team up on the title track for Rogers' forthcoming album "You Can't Make Old Friends," set for release on Oct. 8 from Warner Bros. Records.

In a publicity statement announcing the album, Rogers says, "What a thrill it was for me to work again with my buddy Dolly Parton, and what a special song. ... Working with Dolly is always a little like going home. Everything felt comfortable."

"Islands in the Stream" remains one of the all-time most popular duets.

To promote the new album, Rogers has will embark on a tour that includes a Sept. 25 stop at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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