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Lionel Richie gives his classic songs a country twist with "Tuskegee"

  • Mar 27, 2012
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Lionel Richie gives his classic songs a new twist with the help of country's biggest stars.  "Tuskegee" is Lionel's home town in Alabama.    These songs sound fresh with these new musical arrangements.  Each track has a subtle distinctive nuance that makes it stand out for me.  You Are features Blake Shelton.  His voice makes my heart soar.  He makes me believe thart I can find that special woman.  The acoustic guitar playing is effortless and enjoyable here.  "Easy" is a duet with Willie Nelson.  I love the harmonica and violin featured on this song,  Willie has such a soothing vocal tone as does Lionel. This is a great track.  My other favorite track is "Endless Love". with Shania Twain.  This song features ukulele playing.  This is an unique distinction that makes this song special.  Shania has a lovely voice.  I am so glad to hear her singing again. "Say You Say Me" features the steel pedal guitar.  This instrument gives the song a classic country tone. "Stuck On You" features Darius Rucker.  I am still getting used to Darius as a country singer, but I think their voices blend together perfectly.  "All Night Long" features steel drum playing.  It has a calypso light hearted tone that I love.  "Lady" is a song that features Kenny Rogers.  The piano playing is absolutely beautiful here.  Rascal Flatts is my favorite country group.  They deliver a spirited performance of "Dancing On The Celling".  This is a four and a half party of a song.  This song rocks with the banjo, violin and electric guitar playing.  This song is proof that some country music really rocks."Sail On" is one of my favorite song from the  Commodores.  Tim McGraw gives this song a reflective quality.  This song makes me reflect  of all of my relationships with women.  This tune really moves me.  "Deep River Woman" is a very romantic song.  The lyrics of this love song makes it an excellent country tune."Just For You" is a song that I haven't many times, but I enjoy it.  This song fills me with hope.  Lionel Richie makes me a bigger fan of country music with "Tuskegee".

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March 27, 2012
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Surpassing his creative and personal boundaries, Richie comes full circle with the innovative and personal Tuskegee, performing 13 of his most revered "anthems of our day" with some of the biggest names in country music, including Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town and Jason Aldean.

On this worldwide, multi-genre album, Richie is also joined by the likes of such superstars as Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett. Tuskegee is an exciting and transcendent arc in a career that has seen album sales of more than 100 million, 22 Top 10s, five Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe, and a host of other awards from virtually every major entertainment organization. While defying boundaries and breaking barriers throughout his storied career, Richie reveals once again that Tuskegee will join the ranks of his timeless body of work that touches people of all faiths, ages and demographics across the world.

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