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Carrie Underwood And Kenny Rogers Honor Dolly Parton With Incredible 'Islands In The Stream' Duet

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Now this a performance to remember.

Living legend Dolly Parton was honored in 2006 at the Kennedy Center Honors. To be recognized has been compared to knighthood in Britain. The honor is solely for those who have made a lifetime of contributions to American culture through performing arts. Obviously Parton fits that shoe.

During the 2006 tribute to Parton, newcomer Carrie Underwood took the stage to sing one of the world's most famous duets, "Islands In The Stream". As usual, she blew everyone away with her powerhouse vocals, but what really made Parton stand up in excitement was when her duet partner, Kenny Rogers walked onto the stage to finish up the song with Underwood. Parton even fist-pumped!

Written by the Gibb brothers of the Bee Gees, "Islands In The Stream"  was recorded by Rogers and Parton and released in 1983 off of Rogers' Eyes That See In The Dark album. It charted worldwide, becoming the second pop hit for both country singers.

Throughout the entire performance, Parton was all smiles and cheerily singing along. With such a stunning performance and dazzling tribute, how could she not? 

The honor was definitely well-deserved. 

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM LYRICS

Baby when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside
There was something going on

You do something to me that I can't explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got something going on

Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah ha
Making love with each other, ah ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha

I can't live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothing if you got no one
And you just walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

But that won't happen to us and we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby I will hurt you never
We start and end as one
In love forever
We can ride it together, ah ha
Making love with each other, ah ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah ha
From one lover to another, ah ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between

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