Recall when the fires in the Smokies inspired Dolly Parton to have a benefit on television, & she sang "Islands in the Stream" with K.R. His mind was wandering, but she led him through the song. A really sweet moment. Those two were a great singing duo.
When my grandfather was president of the country musicians union in Nashville we used to go back stage a Grand ole Opry and rhyman auditorium. I didn't like or appreciate country music so much back then (70 and 80s) but I can tell you two of the finest and funniest people I ever met were Dolly and Kenny. They both came to my grandad's funeral.
RIP peace Kenny you picked a fine to leave us.
I saw Kenny in Disneyland waaaay back in the day, when his group was Kenny Rodgers and the First Edition. They came up from under ground on a rising stage. Said to self, he’ll never go far in the music world... I kid! He had talent from the git-go.