Pop Superstar Joins CMA Awards

Lionel Richie, who has an album of country duets in the works, will team with some of Nashville’s brightest stars to perform on the Nov. 9 CMA Awards. Joining him on his major hits will be Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts.

Richie is no stranger to the CMA Awards stage. In 1984, Richie performed “Lady” with Kenny Rogers and in 1986, he performed “Deep River Woman” with Alabama.

Richie’s duets album, Tuskegee, is due in March on Mercury Nashville and named for his Alabama birthplace.

Tuskegee Track Listing
“You Are” with Blake Shelton
“Say You, Say Me” with Jason Aldean
“Stuck On You” with Darius Rucker
“Deep River Woman” with Little Big Town
“My Love” with Kenny Chesney
“Dancing On The Ceiling” with Rascal Flatts
“Hello” with Jennifer Nettles
“Sail On” with Tim McGraw
“Endless Love” with Shania Twain
“Just For You” with Billy Currington
“Lady” with Kenny Rogers
“Easy” with Willie Nelson
“All Night Long” with Jimmy Buffett

CMA Awards Dream Team: Also from CMA Awards organizers, fans can select their nominee dream team with the new MyPicks game on CMAawards.com. The game built by Nashville-based Athlon Sports is similar to a fantasy football league. It allows players to gain points as their CMA Picks win CMA Awards during the ceremony. The player with the top score will win a grand prize trip for two to the 2012 CMA Music Festival. There are also first and second place prizes.

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