Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Preview: You Can't Make Old Friends - Kenny Rogers

Artist: Kenny Rogers
Title: You Can't Make Old Friends
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Label: Reprise
Format(s): CD, DD

Kenny Rogers, who will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, will release his first country album in seven years, You Can't Make Old Friends, on October 8.

The album marks his third go around with Reprise after recording for them in the late-60's and early-70's with the First Edition and again in the late-80's as a solo artist.

Opening the album is the title song, a new duet with Dolly Parton. Rogers said "What a thrill it was for me to work again with my buddy, Dolly Parton, and what a special song. Working with Dolly is always a little like going home. Everything felt comfortable."

Rogers is very excited about the new release. "I can honestly say this may be the best album I've ever recorded. The musical diversity is extraordinary. It goes from songs I would normally sing, to 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."

Track List:

  • You Can’t Make Old Friends (Duet With Dolly Parton)
  • All I Need Is One
  • You Had To Be There
  • ’Merica
  • Turn This World Around
  • Dreams Of The San Joaquin
  • Don’t Leave Me In The Night Time (Featuring Buckwheat Zydeco)
  • Look At You
  • Neon Horses
  • When You Love Someone
  • It’s Gonna Be Easy Now
The dates for Rogers' Through the Years World Tour
  • 9/14 – Oxford, ME – Oxford County Fair
  • 9/25 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – Concert for Cumberland Heights
  • 10/10 – University, MS – Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts – University of Mississippi
  • 10/11 – Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
  • 10/20 – Charleston, SC – Southern Ground Music & Food Festival – Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island (Special Guest of Zac Brown Band)
  • 10/26 – Pocola, OK – Choctaw Casino
  • 11/09 – El Dorado, AR – El Dorado Municipal Auditorium
  • 11/10 – Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
  • 01/23 – St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles – The Country Music Cruise 2014
  • 01/31 – Carmel, IN – The Center for the Performing Arts – The Palladium
The dates for Rogers' Christmas and Hits Through the Years Tour
  • 12/01 – Concord, NH – The Capitol Center For The Arts
  • 12/02 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino – Event Center
  • 12/03 – Englewood, NJ – bergenPAC
  • 12/05 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 12/07 – Newport News, VA – Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center For The Arts
  • 12/08 – Morgantown, WV – West Virginia University – Creative Arts Center
  • 12/12 – Paducah, KY – Carson Center
  • 12/14 – Sault Sainte Marie, MI – Kewadin Casino – DreamMakers Theater
  • 12/16 – New Philadelphia, OH – Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas
  • 12/21 – Naperville, IL – Pfeiffer Hall – North Central College
Additional dates are expected to be added for both tours.

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