Is the third time a charm for Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton? They received their third joint Grammy nomination Friday night, December 6, 2013, for “You Can’t Make Old Friends” for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The song is featured on Rogers’ latest Warner Bros. album of the same name.
The nomination is the third for Kenny & Dolly as a duo. They were previously nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1984 for “Islands In The Stream,” and then again in 1986 for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “Real Love.”
Kenny Rogers, the newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and recent recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s CMA Awards had this to say about the nomination: “I’m excited and very flattered about this opportunity and am convinced I should work with Dolly more often if we’re getting these kinds of results,” remarked Rogers.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton added, "I was so excited and proud to hear that the Grammys have nominated Kenny and I for Best Country Duo/Group Performance on ‘You Can't Make Old Friends.’ I am also very proud to hear that ‘Jolene’ made the Grammy's Hall of Fame. Thank you everyone!"
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” and the 30-year friendship between the two Grammy Award winners is showcased in Kenny & Dolly: An Intimate Conversation, on Great American Country. In a relaxed setting, the two stars chat about memories they’ve shared over the years and the chemistry they share that has led to one of the most enduring partnerships in popular music.