Kenny Rogers has a vast catalog of songs from throughout his 40-year career -- including more than 45 Top 40 singles -- but there's one song that still remains his favorite to perform.

Rogers tells The Boot and other reporters that 1978's "Every Time Two Fools Collide," originally a duet with Dottie West, is that top tune.

"It was, I think, the first duet I had ever done," Rogers recalls. "I loved her, and I thoroughly enjoyed the song."

While "Every Time Two Fools Collide" wasn't necessarily Rogers' most popular single -- though it did reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart -- it remains his favorite partially because of the woman with whom he sang it.

"My persona is, I’m more known for "The Gambler" and the Dolly Parton stuff, but that was the song that I loved doing," Rogers explains. "... I think Dottie West is one of the most unappreciated artists ever in country music, and I’m going to do everything I can to get her into the Country Music Hall of Fame."

After one final tour, the details of which have not yet been announced, Rogers will be retiring, partially in order to spend more time with his family, including his 11-year-old boys.

“My boys are what’s more important to me now than music,” Rogers maintains. “I’ve truly done everything I could do, I’ve won everything I could win, and now my life has to go on.

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