Kenny Rogers’ new album, You Can’t Make Old Friends, debuted on the Billboard Country Chart at No. 9, marking his 22nd Top 10 country album. The album features a new duet, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” with longtime friend and collaborator Dolly Parton.
“I can honestly say this may be the best album I’ve ever recorded,” Kenny said. “I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I wanted to really stretch my boundaries and do something a little different. There are songs on this record that I would normally sing, and then there are songs I would normally never even listen to. In this business, you do albums to both grow artistically, and for the sheer love of music. We chose what I think are the most diverse and best songs I’ve ever had access to.”
Working with producers Kyle Lehning, Warren Hartman and Dan Huff, You Can’t Make Old Friends is Kenny’s first country album since Waters & Bridges in 2006. He will be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame on Sunday October 27.