Lady Antebellum perform beautiful cover of ‘Islands in the Stream’ at tribute concert for Kenny Rogers

Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 5:25PM

Lady Antebellum didn't let self-isolating stop them from paying tribute to the late Kenny Rogers.

As part of the CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit for MusiCares tribute concert, the country music band joined forces virtually to perform a beautiful version of Kenny and Dolly Parton's 1983 hit duet, 'Islands in the Stream.'

Lady Antebellum's rendition of the song - which was written by the Bee Gees - featured Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley sharing lead vocals while Dave Haywood and five additional musicians perform the song from the comfort of their respective homes.

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"Dave and Hillary and I were so excited when we found out that we could do 'Islands in the Stream',” Kelley said ahead of the band's performance.

"That song is so special because it opened such a giant audience to the country music genre, especially by these power duets. It means the world to be able to put our voices to that song."

Rogers died on March 20 from natural causes. He was 81.