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Big news for the Smoky Mountain sweet heart, Dolly Parton, this week! Along with recently making national news for the big changes announced for her Pigeon Forge amusement park Dollywood, the lovable country music singer is making headlines again with the recent news that she and long-time friend Kenny Rogers were nominated for a Grammy Award.
The award-inspired song is the hit single “You Can’t Make Old Friends” that is the title track for Roger’s latest studio album. The category for the award is “Best Country Duo/Group Performance.” Want to send your well-wishes to Dolly? Let her know she has your support in the comments below!
This news shouldn’t be too big of a shock for Dolly Parton fans. The Smoky Mountain singer/songwriter has already earned a total of seven Grammy awards, including the prestigious GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award that she received in 2011. For long-time friend Kenny Rogers, this new nomination would mark his fourth Grammy award.
Dolly and Kenny first took the stage together in 1983 with their ever-popular song Islands in The Stream. This song went on to win “Greatest Country Duet Of All Time” in 2005.
Hear the Grammy-nominated song for yourself here (as seen on CMT):
Dolly Parton’s latest Grammy nominations is exciting news to follow up her recent announcement that the iconic Smoky Mountain native will be hosting a special charity concert in her home town’s back yard. Benefitting her world-wide Imagination Library program, Dolly’s concert will be her first East Tennessee appearance since helping her partners with Dollywood announce both the FireChaser Express roller coaster and the $300 million DreamMore resort coming to the Pigeon Forge amusement park earlier this summer.