Rogers streams new disc
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
– Kenny Rogers returns with his new album "You Can't Make Old Friends" on Oct. 8 via Warner. Starting this week, fans can listen
free a week early through Oct. 7 on Amazon.com.
The album reunites Rogers with long-time friend and collaborator Dolly Parton for a new duet on the title track, You Can't Make Old Friends. "What a thrill it was for me to work again with my buddy, Dolly Parton, and what a special song," he said. "Working with Dolly is always a little like going home. Everything felt comfortable."
With Kyle Lehning, Warren Hartman and Dann Huff producing, the CD is Rogers' first country album since the release of "Water & Bridges" in 2006.
Songs on the CD are:
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
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