Brad Paisley Honors Kenny Rogers With Touching 'Sweet Music Man' Cover
By Blake Taylor
March 21, 2020
"Nobody sings a love song quite like you do / And nobody else can make me sing along / And nobody else can me feel that things are right when I know they're wrong / Nobody sings a love song quite like you / So sing me a song sweet music man," Paisley sings, visibly emotional.
After singing Paisley turns to the camera with a somber look on his face and says, "We'll miss you Kenny." He captioned the post, "Rest In Peace Kenny Rogers. We loved you #kennyrogers #sweetmusicman"
Rogers died on Friday night (March 20) at the age of 81-years-old. According to a statement from Rogers' rep, the singer "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family."
Blake Shelton, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen and more are a few country stars who turned to social media to remember Rogers. His longtime friend and music collaborator, Dolly Parton, posted a heartfelt video Saturday morning in remembrance of Rogers.
“I loved Kenny with all my heart, and my heart’s broken and a big ole chunk of it has gone with him today," Parton said in the clip. "And I think I can speak for all his family, his friends, and fans when I say that I will always love you."
Parton and Rogers friendship spans over 30 years. The two have several duets together, including "You Can’t Make Old Friends," "The Greatest Gift of All," "Real Love," the fan-favorite 1983 hit, "Islands In The Stream" and more. They have also recorded several albums together such as Once Upon a Christmas (1984), Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (1999),and Kenny & Dolly (2003).
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