Shania Twain Teams Up with Lionel Richie For Endless Love.
As I am sure you are aware, Lionel Richie has released a country duets album titled Tuskegee, so named after his hometown in Alabama. After decades of singing and producing in other genres, this industry veteran has apparently decided to take a walk on the country side of things. Whoever is in charge of marketing this puppy has been pushing it hard (remember when Richie got a whole set during the CMA Awards?), but the album just released March 18th, so its a bit early to say whether or not all the pushing has been successful. The album features a parade of duets with some of country’s past and current biggest stars from Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Jimmy Buffet to Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.
He also covers the classic “Endless Love” with Shania Twain, and the video for this particular tune just released. It is…well, dramatic and also a bit silly featuring a horse…the beach…a black and white kind of motif and even some slow motion. I am honestly not trying to be mean, but I really did laugh out loud when Lionel leaves the house and runs to the beach where Shania is galloping up on a horse (from the ocean?). Although, Shania is one of the queens of 90’s country, so maybe its an homage to the era…the vibe is definitely there.
I’m really just not sold on the whole Lionel-Richie-Is-Going-Country thing. I might be alone in this though because from what I’ve read listeners seem to be responding positively. What do you think?
Shania Twain Sings “Endless Love” with Lionel Richie.
Lionel Richie, Tuskegee, Complete Track Listing.
1. ‘You Are’ Feat. Blake Shelton
2. ‘Say You, Say Me’ Feat. Jason Aldean
3. ‘Stuck on You’ Feat. Darius Rucker
4. ‘Deep River Woman’ Feat. Little Big Town
5. ‘My Love’ Feat. Kenny Chesney
6. ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ Feat. Rascal Flatts
7. ‘Hello’ Feat. Jennifer Nettles
8. ‘Sail On’ Feat. Tim McGraw
9. ‘Endless Love’ Feat. Shania Twain
10. ‘Just For You’ Feat. Billy Currington
11. ‘Lady’ Feat. Kenny Chesney
12. ‘Easy’ Feat. Willie Nelson
13. ‘All Night Long’ Feat. Jimmy Buffett