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!