Lionel Richie goes country with upcoming TV concert special
Richie's hits will be performed by country artists, including Jason Aldean ("Say You, Say Me"), the Band Perry ("Penny Lover"), Luke Bryan ("Running with the Night"), Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum ("Truly"), Jennifer Nettles ("Hello") and Rascal Flatts ("Dancing on the Ceiling"), among others. Richie will also perform some duets.
"It has been so rewarding to have my songs embraced by country music artists," Richie, 62, said. "Since Conway Twitty recorded 'Three Times a Lady' and Kenny Rogers sang 'Lady,' I have been welcomed into the country music family with open arms ... I've always felt right at home in country because I was raised just down the road from Nashville in Tuskegee, Alabama, where I was immersed in country, R&B, gospel and classical music. "
The concert tapes April 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will broadcast April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
It coincides with the March 27 release of "Tuskegee," a collection featuring 13 tracks recorded as duets with Richie and various country artists.
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