“You Can’t Make Old Friends” Nominated For ‘Musical Event of the Year’
Press Release: Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton received their first joint CMA Award nomination since 1986 this morning for “You Can’t Make Old Friends” in the Musical Event of the Year category. The song is featured on Rogers’ latest album of the same name as well as Dolly’s latest album Blue Smoke.
The nomination is the fifth overall for Kenny & Dolly as a duo at the CMA Awards. They were previously nominated for Single Of The Year: “Islands In The Stream” and Vocal Duo Of The Year in 1984, along with nominations for Vocal Duo Of The Year in 1985 & 1986.
“Whether we win or not, it was an event for me being back together with my good friend, Dolly Parton,” Rogers remarked. “I have great respect for everyone in this category and there’s no way you can lose being in that group.”
“I’m so honored to be nominated for CMA Musical Event of the Year with one of my absolute best friends, Kenny Rogers!,” says Parton. “It really is true that ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’.”
The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live Wednesday, November 5 at 8/7c on ABC-TV.
About Kenny Rogers:
Rogers is a six-time CMA Awards winner along with now 24 career nominations. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 CMA Awards. He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, recorded 24 No. 1 songs and 12 No. 1 albums, is a New York Times Bestselling author, and recently released his 35th studio album – the critically acclaimed You Can’t Make Old Friends, which became his 22nd Top 10 Country album.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is currently paying tribute to Rogers with the exhibition Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, which opened in the museum’s East Gallery on August 15, 2014, and runs through June 14, 2015.
About Dolly Parton:
Parton is a nine-time CMA Awards winner along with now 45 career nominations. As the most honored female in country music, she has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, recording 25 No. 1 songs and 110 career charted singles. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton recently released her 42nd studio album – the critically acclaimed Blue Smoke, which became the highest debuting album of her career