Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have been mates from the day they met in 1976 up till Rogers’ dying in 2020. Collectively, they’re accountable for a number of classics, together with their hottest duet, “Islands in the Stream.” Of their discography is a music referred to as “Tell Me That You Love Me” that was launched about 15 years in the past and finally misplaced. However the music has newly resurfaced and followers of Rogers and Parton can hear it immediately.
‘Tell Me That You Love Me’ by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
“Tell Me That You Love Me” was recorded for a compilation album about 15 years in the past. However, as reported by Taste of Country, the album is now out of print and the music ended up misplaced. Fortunately, “Tell Me That You Love Me” is featured on Rogers’ new, posthumous album, Life Is Like a Song.
“Tell Me That You Love Me” is a music about eager to really feel liked (once more) by your accomplice. Parton might be heard within the refrain echoing such lyrics as “Show me that you need me/ Like the river needs the early morning rain/ Show me that you want me/ Cause I really need to feel your heart again/ Tell me that you love me.”
Parton and Rogers travel with yearnings of eager to get again to how their love as soon as felt — “If a flame was fadin’ from a lost desire/ Would you put another log on the fire?/ Baby, like a candle burnin’ down/ Maybe we could turn this thing around.”
The music ends with Parton and Rogers repeating the identify and plea of the music: “Tell me that you love me.”
‘Life Is Like a Song’
Life Is Like a Song was curated and government produced by Rogers’ spouse, Wanda.
“When listening to these recordings, it’s a beautiful reminder that everyone has experiences that these songs describe,” she stated, in response to Style of Nation. “Kenny had a gift of expressing so many people’s feelings through his music and his voice. He reached millions, but because he was so humble, he didn’t realize the impact he truly had.”
The album additionally consists of the beforehand unreleased “Catchin’ Grasshoppers,” which is claimed to be devoted to Rogers’ twin sons Justin and Jordan, a canopy of Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight,” and a collaboration with Jamie O’Neal referred to as “Straight Into Love.”
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s friendship
Parton and Rogers met in 1976 whereas filming the Queen of Nation’s selection present. The “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” singer says they turned quick “buddies.” Via the years, the duo shared many laughs collectively.
“I just loved him,” Parton wrote in her 2020 guide Songteller: My Life in Lyrics. “We were such kindred spirits.”
Whereas there have been rumors that the pair shared a romantic connection, Rogers stated that Parton turned him down when he broached the likelihood. As for the “Jolene” singer, she at all times considered her singing accomplice as extra of a brother. She liked him till the day he died.
“When Kenny died, it was like losing a brother,” she wrote. “That’s the way we were with each other, like brother and sister.”