Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw and Jennifer Nettles have been added to the all-star list of artists scheduled to perform at the ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends In Concert taping on Monday, April 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The special will air on CBS on April 13th.
ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends In Concert is a special event showcasing some of Lionel Richie’s biggest hits performed by country stars as well as the the country music collaborations found on his upcoming album, Tuskegee, out March 26th. Artists already announced to perform include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and Rascal Flatts. Lionel will perform “My Love” with Kenny Chesney, “Sail On” with Tim McGraw and “Lady” with Kenny Rogers during the special.
“It has been so rewarding to have my songs embraced by country music artists,” Lionel 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. It’s the ultimate compliment to have country artists record and perform songs that I’ve written.”
Country music isn’t too much of a departure for Lionel. “ 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. This show will be a homecoming and family reunion combined, and I’m so glad that viewers will be able to share these special moments with us. It will be a night that I will remember for the rest of my life.”
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