Watch Kelsea Ballerini And Morgan Evans Cover 'Islands In The Stream'

Watch Kelsea Ballerini And Morgan Evans Cover 'Islands In The Stream'

Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans honored the late Kenny Rogers with a performance of one of his greatest hits, "Islands In The Stream."

Ballerini shared the video to her social media on Saturday (March 21) a few hours after Rogers' death was announced. "For Mr. Rogers- thank you for your music, may you rest well," she captioned the video along with a white heart emoji.

Ballerini also turned to Twitter writing, "One of the greatest songwriters and voices of our genre. sad day in music."

Rogers died on Friday night (March 20) at the age of 81-years-old. According to a statement from Rogers' rep, the singer "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family."

Blake Shelton, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley and more are a few country stars who turned to social media to remember Rogers. Paisley was another who turned to music to mourn rogers loss. He performed a powerful rendition of Rogers' "Sweet Music Man" and shared on Instagram on Saturday (March 21).

Additionally, longtime friend and music collaborator, Dolly Parton, posted a heartfelt video Saturday morning in remembrance of Rogers.

“I loved Kenny with all my heart, and my heart’s broken and a big ole chunk of it has gone with him today," Parton said in the clip. "And I think I can speak for all his family, his friends, and fans when I say that I will always love you."

Parton and Rogers friendship spans over 30 years. The two have several duets together, including "You Can’t Make Old Friends," "The Greatest Gift of All," "Real Love," the fan-favorite 1983 hit, "Islands In The Stream" and more. They have also recorded several albums together such as Once Upon a Christmas (1984), Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (1999),and Kenny & Dolly (2003).

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