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Inside the Admirable Friendship of Country Stars Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

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Dolly Parton has been married to Carl Dean for over 50 years, but sometimes fans can't help but think she's romantically involved with fellow country artist Kenny Rogers. But so it turns out, the pair is just friends both on and off the stage, and have been for the past three decades. The two have performed a countless amount of duets together, as well as one studio album. Here's everything they've said about their long-lasting friendship!

Dolly Parton called Kenny Rogers her soulmate. 

During a previous interview with CMT, Dolly gushed about her relationship with Kenny. "Kenny’s friendship means more to me than our hit records. Actually, we’re kind of soulmates. He’s from Texas and I’m from Tennessee. There’s an old famous country song ‘T for Texas, T for Tennessee.’ We always sing that to each other," she said.