Saturday, November 16, 2013

Kenny Rogers: You Can't Make Old Friends

"Growing up in the San Felipe Courts housing projects of Houston’s Fourth Ward, Kenny Rogers used to walk to elementary school through better neighborhoods, admiring what he came to recognize as the mark of success: automatic water sprinklers. In the 1980s, in the middle of a run that earned him 12 Billboard-chart-topping albums and 24 No. 1 hits, Mr. Rogers built an 18-hole golf course at his home near Athens, Ga., and covered it in automatic sprinklers. ... Last year, Mr. Rogers documented what is a true rags-to-riches story in 'Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir,' which was released in paperback last month. And on Tuesday, Mr. Rogers released a new album, 'You Can’t Make Old Friends,' which reunites him with Dolly Parton, with whom he had the No. 1 hit 'Islands in the Stream' in 1983" (Andy Langer, "Duets, Messages, Crowds and the Country-Pop Blend," New York Times, 10/12/13).

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