“Country music is really the white man’s rhythm and blues. It’s where all the pain is. Once you get to country you can’t go back because there’s no other music that’s that honest.”
Duets have been an integral part of country music for decades. Here are ten of the most classic male-female country duets of all time.
“When we did ‘Islands in the Stream’ we connected musically, when we did ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’ we connected personally,” Rogers said. “For me, it’s not important that it’s a hit song but it’s important historically to have it on tape.”
The Rogers/Parton duet “You Can’t Make Old Friends” is the lead single from the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s upcoming album of the same name, due October 8.
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare, and ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement will be the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the genre’s highest honor.