TODAY | October 09, 2013
>> three-time grammy winner .
>> do you talk at the same time?
>> over each other usually. three-time grammy winner , country music legend kenny rogers .
>> soon to be in the country music hall of fame .
>> i'll remember you two. just so you know. when i get in there, i'm going to say, yeah, i know kathie and hoda personally.
>> and for a long, long, long, long time. he has been churning out the hits forever. first country album in seven years. what the heck have you and rhonda been doing down there?
>> having kids.
>> i know you have 9-year-old twins, right?
>> justin and jordan.
>> the other day we did a show. i told them to watch the show. after it was over, he said, dad, you didn't tell people our names. i said i have twins 9 years old. he said, no, you said i have twins, 9 years old. so, justin and jordan.
>> you can't make old friends, puts you in a great mood.
>> i did a show in california called stage coach . this guy comes walking back. he is about 30. he says, hey, kenny , i'm ryan king, william king of the commodores son. i was sitting, talking to friends of mine the other day and we started talking about you and i realized that some of my favorite childhood memories is when we would come to your place and visit in athens.
>> in georgia.
>> and i told my friends i just realized you can't make old friends and i thought, wow, what a great song that is.
>> that's a song title, baby.
>> we actually have a little bit of a video with you and dolly. let's watch for a second. and you come walkin' in i'll be there just waiting for you cause you can't make old friends you can't make old friends no
>> was there ever anything between you two back in the day?
>> rhonda is standing right there.
>> it would have been before her time. actually, everybody thought we were having an affair, because we traveled -- we didn't travel together but we were on tour together for two years. and we didn't. we just flirted with each other for 30 years.
>> it's more fun.
>> oh, it is. keeps the tension there.
>> sexual tension, like hoda and i have. it's important. it's really important.
>> should i change seats?
>> one of the writers of this song is the guy that wrote "the gambler," too, right?
>> such a great writer.
>> he wrote that song the greatest, the about the kid that plays baseball.
>> when i met kenny , honestly, i was at the landmark hotel in vegas .
>> in vegas .
>> before they blew it up because -- you know. you were there with first edition at the hilton lounge. and the only thing that got me through this vegas situation was that every single night, i went over and listened to you. and then b.b. king would come in for the two weeks. remember you guys --
>> oh, sure.
>> i've always been crazy about kenny , never dreamed we would become friend.
>> are you and dolly going to go on the road and sing this song?
>> we talked about it, but she can't work like i do. i work 15 days in a row. she said i just can't do that. we're trying to work something out. the record is going to do really well it looks like.
>> of course.
>> interesting, this is -- i'm the only person in the history of music to have a charted record in six decades.
>> i thought cher did.
>> you and cher .
>> i don't want to break your heart.
>> she better not. i never liked her. now i have to stick around until i'm --
>> you have to make it seven and show that cher . show that cher .
>> people need to see wanda.
>> please come here.
>> she is so beautiful. and there's two of wanda is a twin.
>> i thought it was shania twain .
>> how long have you been married ?
>> 21 years.
>> no, we've been together 21 years, married 16.
>> is it fun being married