Long journey ! Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Relationship ,‘He’s Wonderful’, how special is it?Did they ever date ?
Dolly also referred to Kenny as her “partner for life” during the documentary, and raved over his talent.
“Kenny was a great duet partner because he looked good with a woman and he had this voice that made for a really good, rich blend,” she explained. “Kenny could sing harmony, or he could sing melody. His voice was very versatile.”
The special also featured footage from Kenny’s final concert in Nashville before he retired back in October 2017. Stars like Lionel Richie, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Idina Menzel and more performed during the concert, and it concluded with a set from Dolly and Kenny together. “I just thought that night was so special,” Dolly recalled. “He will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a really powerful moment just to say goodbye to my dear, dear friend. I thought it was a perfect way to send Kenny into retirement.”
Of course, because of Kenny and Dolly’s flirtatious friendship, fans have often wondered whether or not things ever did turn romantic between them, but their relationship was never anything more than platonic. “Just the thought of waking up to her….and that laugh…I couldn’t handle it!” Kenny joked in the special, during an interview with Dolly that was filmed before Kenny’s death on March 20.
Though,they have various collaborations together, including the legendary “Islands in the Stream,” Dolly Parton was a huge part of Kenny Rogers‘ life. So, of course, she was one of the stars interviewed in his A&E special.