Rogers charts for seven decades
Friday, December 20, 2013
– Kenny Rogers latest single, You Cant Make Old Friends,
recently charted on the Billboard country chart at 57, giving Rogers a charted single in each of the past seven decades beginning in the 1950s.
Rogers has also charted an album in each of the past six decades since the 1960s. The track, which is off his Top 10 Country album "You Cant Make Old Friends" (Warner), reunites the Rogers with long-time friend, Dolly Parton. They received their third joint Grammy nomination for You Can't Make Old Friends for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide during his 56 years in show business. Rogers has recorded 12 number one albums and 24 number one hits including The Gambler, Lady, Lucille, Coward Of The County and Islands in the Stream with Parton.
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