Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. In a new clip of Biography: Kenny Rogers, longtime friend and collaborator Dolly Parton pays tribute to the late legend who passed away in March.
“I don’t think anybody in the history of music has ever had a better ear for hit songs nor could they sing ’em better than you,” Parton says in a clip on stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena from Rogers’ 2017 star-studded farewell concert, All In For The Gamble. “All the years I’ve worked with Kenny, I never get tired of hearing him sing.”
Adds Rogers, “I’ve known Dolly for 30 years so I think it’s so sweet of her to come here so I can say goodbye properly.”
The two-hour documentary Biography: Kenny Rogers premieres April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E. In chronicles Rogers’ life and career as well as the rise and fall of the First Edition, his release of “The Gambler” and becoming a pop culture icon. The special includes Rogers’ last on-camera interview as well as interviews with Parton, Lionel Richie, Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Jamey Johnson and more.
“Our A&E Biography documentary on Kenny Rogers, captures the love, emotion, and electricity in the room from our star studded All In For the Gambler concert tribute to Kenny, but it all also provides personal insights, never before seen footage and interviews throughout his life, and of course includes his final interview and performances with dear friend Dolly Parton, making this amongst the most compelling music documentaries of the year,” says executive producer Keith Wortman. “We are privileged to produce and present this with A&E in Kenny’s honor and memory.”
A clip from the upcoming Biography: Kenny Rogers is below.