With a long and mega-successful career, you would think that Lionel Richie would have been nominated for practically every music award there is by now. But in the short time since he crossed over into the country side of things, Richie hasn't been formally honored for his work -- until now, that is. This year, the 'Just for You' hitmaker received his first ever CMA Awards nomination.
Country music fans under 40 are left scratching their heads about all the hype surrounding Lionel Richie‘s courting of Nashville’s greatest artists. First it was a duet with Shania Twain, now a full album of duets called ‘Tuskegee,’ and soon, the topper — a night in his honor after the ACM Awards next week.
Lionel Richie was one of the most respected songwriters and performers of his time. Even though his music had nothing to do with the country genre, he is admired and respected by the country music community. If you don't know who Lionel Richie is, you will know very soon.
Lionel Richie is a legend, to say the least, and now he’s taking a rather legendary step, going back to his roots and releasing a full album of country duets with some of the most famous country stars in the business. The album, named after Richie’s hometown of ‘Tuskegee,’ is set to drop March 27, and the first single from the record, a Richie and Shania Twain duet of the smash hit ‘Endless Love,’
Lionel was working on a duets album in Nashville and figured he could get a few country musicians to join. When he asked though it seemed like everyone in Nashville wanted in. The album is called Tuskegee and it sure does have a lot of well known artists in there...