Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were two of the biggest names in country music in the 20th century. They collaborated on a number of hit songs and became close friends over the years. In 2020, following Kenny Rogers' passing, Dolly Parton paid tribute to him and spoke about their friendship.
In an interview with "Good Morning America", Dolly Parton spoke about how much she admired Kenny Rogers' voice. She said that she "never got tired" of listening to him sing, even after all the years they worked together. She went on to describe him as a "great singer" and a "great storyteller", and said that she was lucky to have been able to work with him and call him a friend.
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers recorded several duets together, including the iconic hit "Islands in the Stream". The song was a massive success and remains one of the most popular country duets of all time. The two also performed together on numerous occasions, including a joint tour in 1984.
Kenny Rogers passed away in March 2020 at the age of 81. His passing was a loss for the music industry, and many of his fans and fellow musicians paid tribute to him. Dolly Parton's tribute was particularly poignant, given her close friendship with him and their shared history of musical collaborations.