Dolly Parton’s Emotional Tribute to Kenny Rogers

A Fond Farewell

At Kenny Rogers’ final concert in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2017, Dolly Parton performed a moving rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” marking the end of an era for the beloved country music legend. Rogers, who passed away on March 20, 2020, at the age of 81, shared a deep friendship with Parton that began with their hit duet “Islands in the Stream” in the 1980s.

A Star-Studded Event

The farewell concert, which also featured performances by Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, and Lionel Richie, saw Parton joining Rogers on stage to dedicate the iconic song to him. The Bridgestone Arena was filled with emotion as Parton expressed her enduring connection to Rogers.

A Memorable Finale

The evening concluded with the duo performing “Islands in the Stream,” their famous collaboration that first united them. In a symbolic gesture, they ended Rogers’ 60-year career with a mic drop, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of country music.

A Heartfelt Tribute

Following Rogers’ passing, Parton shared a touching tribute on Instagram, expressing her love and the profound loss felt by his friends, family, and fans. She encapsulated the sentiment of their last performance together with the poignant line from her song.

Watch Dolly Parton’s emotional tribute to Kenny Rogers at his final farewell concert. Experience the heartfelt rendition of “I Will Always Love You” that marked the end of an era.