Dolly Parton sings tribute to Kenny Rogers whereas self-isolating from the coronavirus

By | April 9, 2020

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Dolly Parton paid tribute to her friend and fellow country artist Kenny Rogers with a sweet acoustic conceal precise thru Wednesday evening’s “CMT Giants” memorial concert special.

Rogers died peacefully at age 81 in March in Sandy Springs, Ga. attributable to natural causes. CMT quickly announced that it became gathering stars equivalent to Parton collectively for a tribute special to the “Girl,” “Island in the Circulation” and “The Gambler” singer. Sadly, attributable to the coronavirus pandemic, the whole stars were forced to broadcast from their very possess houses, nonetheless that didn’t end Parton from giving a world-class sendoff to her dull friend.

The singer gave an emotional conceal of Rogers’ 1977 hit “Sweet Tune Man” accompanied absolute most realistic by a guitar. The video reveals her singing in a chair surrounded by candles as she pays homage to the country singer, who famously duetted alongside with her on tracks admire “Island in the Circulation” and “Exact Love.”


When news of Rogers’ death broke, the “9 to 5” singer became among the major to eulogize him in a video posted to her Twitter.

“Effectively, I could no longer imagine it this morning when I purchased up, grew to change into on the TV checking to leer what the coronavirus became doing, and they educated me that my friend and singing accomplice Kenny Rogers had handed away,” Parton mentioned in the video filmed inside her dwelling.

Dolly Parton paid tribute to her late friend, Kenny Rogers.

Dolly Parton paid tribute to her dull friend, Kenny Rogers.
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“And I do know that each person is conscious of Kenny is in a better bid than we’re as we express time nonetheless I’m for sure he would perhaps be talking to God one day as we express time, if ain’t already, and he would perhaps be asking him to unfold some light on this darkness occurring here. But I loved Kenny with all my heart. My heart’s damaged. A mountainous ol’ chunk of it has long past with him as we express time and I contemplate that I will be in contact for all his family, his mates and fans, when I say that I will continuously admire him.”


Parton then showed off a framed photograph she had within her dwelling of her and Kenny.

“I good took place to get this picture when I awoke this morning of us,” Parton mentioned as she broke into tears. “I walked out and concept, ‘Effectively, maybe I will take dangle of that up for each person,’ so I do know you would perhaps presumably well presumably be sad as I am nonetheless God bless you Kenny. Cruise excessive, straight into the hands of God. And to the the leisure of you, take dangle of the faith.”


Barely just a few stars who paid tribute to Rogers precise thru the concert encompass Gavin DeGraw, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Jennifer Nettles, Girl Antebellum, Lionel Richie, Michael McDonald, Randy Houser, Rascal Flatts and Vince Gill.

Fox News Melissa Roberto contributed to this file.