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Saratoga Springs High School Celebrates 50th With Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Song

Saratoga Springs New York Class of 1963
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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have enjoyed many smash hits on both the country and pop charts. However, the new single, which Rogers admits will probably not be a mainstream chart hit, could leave the biggest musical impact and touch more people than any of their hit singles.

‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’ is an instant classic upon first listen!  The song captures every emotion of bittersweet memories that make up any long-term relationship, and celebrates the special people that have enriched our lives through the years.

The song is already making an impact on people everywhere! After just a few weeks since the release of ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,’ the song was used as the kick-off dance for the Saratoga Springs High School’s 50th Class Reunion in New York. The guestlist included classmates from as far away as California, Virginia, Alaska, and England.

While the playlist of the evening consisted of songs that were popular in the early 60s from Patsy Cline, The Everly Brothers, Leslie Gore, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Chubby Checker and Frank Sinatra, the highlight of the evening was the NEW track by 75 year-old Kenny Rogers and 67-year-old Dolly Parton. The song is destined to be a slideshow favorite that will enhance and help people celebrate life for years to come!

JoAnn Hughes, Class Reunion organizer, explains why the song was such an important part of the evening: “Old friends are those you forged through the years; the people who saw you through good and bad, shared joy and sorrow. Or the ones bonded long ago that you don’t see for sometimes 30, 40, 50 years but pick right up with old memories and build new ones. A class reunion is the place to renew friendships, reconnecting with our youth.” The Saratoga, New York resident and life-long Country Music fan continues by saying, “The weekend of October 11-13 2013, nearly sixty of us returned to our Home town of Saratoga Springs proving that old friends are the best, coming back to celebrate our 50th Class Reunion. YOU CAN’T MAKE OLD FRIENDS – they are a lifetime accomplishment and worth the time and effort to see them smile and have a good time.”

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