Lionel Richie Receives First CMA Nomination

Lionel Richie Has Received His First-Ever Country Music Association Nomination. Lionel Richie received his first-ever CMA nomination on Wednesday for his duet with Darius Rucker on Richie’s “Stuck On You” in the Music Event of the Year category. “I am thrilled to receive my first nomination from the CMA. I am so grateful to the country music community for embracing this project and making me feel so at home. To share this nomination with my friend Darius Rucker makes it even more special. I have a CMA nomination and a friend for life. It doesn’t get much better than that.” -Richie Rucker, who sang with Richie on “Stuck On You,” says, “I was so honored to have sung with Lionel and am overjoyed with this nomination.” “Stuck On You” appears on Richie’s platinum-certified Tuskegee. Tuskegee is the best-selling country album of 2012 and the first country album in more than a year to spend two consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200. The album features duets of 13 of his timeless hits with Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain. The 46th Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee Debuts At No. 1

Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard Country Albums Chart And Becomes His Highest-Charting Album In 26 Years! Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee debuts at No. 1 this week on the Billboard Country albums chart and is his highest-charting album since 1986. With sales of over 198,892, it is also the best-selling debut album by any country artist this year. Tuskegee is a collection of 13 of his international hits performed as duets with today’s country stars! The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, only behind Madonna. “I am ecstatic! These songs are like my children, so I am overwhelmed that they are being embraced by several generations of music lovers. I am so grateful to all of my duet partners for bringing their own distinctive styles and personalities to this album and interpreting these songs in a fresh new way.” -Richie His duet partners on this album include Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Jimmy Buffett, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Rascal Flatts and Jennifer Nettles. “I haven’t had this much fun in the studio since the Commodores. I will treasure the memories of working with these country stars for the rest of my life. I’ve made so many brand-new old friends from this album.” -Richie Richie and Billy Currington performed “Just For You” on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and will perform TODAY on The Talk on CBS! Here is the clip of the performance from last night!

Lionel Richie Tuskegee Album

Lionel Richie will release Tuskegee, a collection of 13 of his international hits recorded with some of the biggest names in country music, on March 27 on Mercury Nashville. Lionel Richie’s duet partners include Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett. Tuskegee is an exciting new chapter in a career that has seen album sales of more than 100 million, 22 Top 10s, fifty Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe and a host of other awards. Tuskegee is also a musical homecoming that feels like a heartwarming reunion with a beloved friend. He proves that you can go home again as he returns to his Southern roots to pay tribute to his hometown of Tuskegee, Alabama, where he was shaped as a man and a musician. He was exposed to country, gospel, R&B and classical music growing up and this town is where he helped form the Commodores and wrote his first hits, including “Sail On” and “Easy.” “Tuskegee is where it all began, the place where I felt all things were available and possible. It’s where I learned about life and love and the power of music, and the place I built a musical foundation that knows no genres or boundaries.” -Richie Richie is following his songs as they take him back to country, where they have been welcomed for more than two decades. Conway Twitty recorded “Three Times A Lady,” Kenny Rogers famously sang “Lady” and Alabama recorded “Deep River Woman.” He has performed on the Country Music Association Awards three times, his 2011 performance received two standing ovations. Richie says recording Tuskegee was perhaps the most fun he has ever had in the studio. “Tuskegee is going to be one of the most special albums I’ve ever done in my life. This is something that is going to be so special forever because it’s a moment in time when all these artists got together and celebrated some music. What started out as a collaboration of a group of very talented, very successful artists ended up growing into brand new, very good friends.” April 2, a concert special, Lionel Richie and Friends “In Concert,” will be recorded in Las Vegas and aired on CBS at a later date. The show will include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Rogers and more! Tuskegee Track Listing 1. You Are – with Blake Shelton 2. Say You, Say Me – with Jason Aldean 3. Stuck On You – with Darius Rucker 4. Deep River Woman – with Little Big Town 5. My Love – with Kenny Chesney 6. Dancing On The Ceiling – with Rascal Flatts 7. Hello – with Jennifer Nettles 8. Sail On – with Tim McGraw 9. Endless Love – with Shania Twain 10. Just For You – Billy Currington 11. Lady – with Kenny Rogers 12. Easy Continue reading Lionel Richie Tuskegee Album

Lionel Richie added to All for the Hall Benefit

Lionel Richie has been added to the All for the Hall Benefit concert line-up! Lionel Richie has confirmed he will perform in September 23rd’s All for the Hall Benefit which will raise funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dozens of stars are gathering in Los Angeles, California next month to host an all-star concert to raise funds for the long-term financial needs of the museum. Other stars on this year’s bill include Taylor Swift, Emmylou Harris, and Kris Kristofferson, as well as a fourth mystery guest. Tickets go on sale this weekend!Country Music Photo Gallery