lionel richie getty images victor fraile A Music Legend Going Country?

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CMT reports that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lionel Richie[/lastfm] is recording a hits album of duets with a host of country artists.

Collaborations in the can so far include “Stuck on You” (with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Darius Rucker[/lastfm]), “Sail On” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tim McGraw[/lastfm]), “Lady” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kenny Rogers[/lastfm]), “Easy” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Willie Nelson[/lastfm]), “Deep River Woman” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Little Big Town[/lastfm]), “You Are” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm]) and “All Night Long” ([lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band[/lastfm]). Famed Nashville producer Tony Brown, who is at the helm of the project, says they have yet to go in the studio with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Nettles[/lastfm] of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sugarland[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Zac Brown Band[/lastfm]. The album will most likely be out this summer.

Watch Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers duet of “She Believes In Me” on CMT Crossroads in November 2005!

  1. Mayna Albert says:

    I think he would make a good country singer, with the talent that Lionel Richie has how could he go wrong……..

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