Kenny Rogers’ new album, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,’ has landed at No. 9 on the country charts, making this his 22nd country album to hit the Top 10.

The album is Rogers’ first country offering since the 2006 release ‘Waters & Bridges,’ and he is proud of the 11-track piece.

"I can honestly say this may be the best album I've ever recorded,” he says in a press release. “I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I wanted to really stretch my boundaries and do something a little different … We chose what I think are the most diverse and best songs I've ever had access to."

The risk of that diversity seems to be paying off. Along with the No. 9 rating, the tracks are the subject of recent critical acclaim.

“You have to give Kenny a ton of credit for being willing to spread his wings in new directions -- and even more for pulling it off,” reads Country Weekly’s review of the album.

The latest release from the legendary music man features a collaboration with Dolly Parton on the album’s title track.

“I can’t think of a more perfect song for the two of us to sing together,” Rogers says of the tune. “Out of everyone in the business, Dolly is my best friend, so naturally it has special meaning for the both of us. It was so good to be back in the studio with her. I’m thrilled to have our relationship documented this way.”

Along with celebrating the success of his album, Rogers is also being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 27th.