Dolly Parton To Appear On Posthumous Kenny Rogers Album
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers recorded an duet before his death in March 2020. The new song, “Tell Me What You Love,” will be on a new posthumous album being released on Rogers on June 2, dubbed Life Is Like A Song.
Kenny’s team posted to his official Instagram, “We are thrilled to announce the June 2 arrival (via UMe) of a moving new Kenny Rogers album: Life Is Like A Song, featuring eight unreleased recordings and two coveted rarities from the KR vault! Kenny shares wisdom on life, love, family, and loss in this specially curated collection of music by Kenny’s widow, Wanda Rogers, showcasing amazing never-before-heard music from the one and only Kenny Rogers.”
They added, “The album is being released in memory of Kenny to honor him and his musical legacy. The project marks the first new non-Christmas studio album by Rogers in 10 years and the only non-compilation/non-reissued full-length album to be released on vinyl since 1991.”
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The album features eight songs pulled from Rogers’ archives that he recorded between 2008 and 2011.
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In December, Parton appeared on NBC’s Today Show and talked about losing her friends Loretta Lynn and Naomi Judd and still feeling the loss.
Dolly told Hoda Kotb, “Loretta, she was very dear to me, like a sister. Same with Naomi. We were (the) same age, and we loved the same things. And I loved her. I also lost Kenny Rogers — three of my dearest people — in the business, in a very short period of time.” She added, “I grieve over them almost like you do a family member. And I think of them, but you try to keep the good memories.” Rogers died peacefully at home in Georgia on March 20, 2020.