Recently, Kenny Rogers’ widow Dolly Parton paid him a moving tribute. Just three years after his passing, Parton is still saying, “I miss him so much. “Over the past few years, I’ve lost a lot of incredible people. But Kenny was very special and significant to me, and I never get tired of hearing the songs we performed together on stage. Kenny Rogers, a friend who passed away, is honored by Donny Parton.
In March 2020, at the age of 81, the well-known country singer passed away naturally. I loved Kenny with all of my heart,” Parton said in a moving video she shared on social media. Moreover, my heart has been wounded. And a good deal of it came with him today. “.
She referred to the song she wrote with Rogers, “Islands in the Stream,” when she said in an interview, “You know how sometimes you grow weary of singing something because it just becomes routine. When that particular song was scheduled to be played in the set, I would always get excited, she says. “The audience loved singing it, and it just made everyone in the crowd feel so great. For me, Kenny’s voice never grew stale. “.
The song “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” written by them in 2013 and based on their enduring friendship, is also a favorite of Parton’s. Parton remarks that the song was finished “really just in time,” as Rogers would eventually retire due to health problems. “I can’t even sing it anymore. There’s something special about people who have known each other for years. You have a history, and you get to know each other on the inside and the outside. You can make new friends who feel like old friends. Kenny was a name I was familiar with. We share many traits. We truly resemble brothers and sisters. “.
“He’s up there singing,” Parton replies after a beat. I am aware of something. “.