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DVR Alert: Lionel Richie & Friends Tomorrow Night

Lionel Richie.

Don’t forget! Tomorrow night CBS airs “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends – In Concert”. The all-star benefit concert features some of country music’s biggest stars signing Lionel’s biggest hits on-stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Lionel even joins a few superstars for special duet performances.

The special was taped the day after the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas and features performances by Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Marc Anthony, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and a special performance by Lionel’s daughter, Nicole Richie.

Tune in tomorrow night at 9 pm EST on CBS.

DVR Alert: Lionel Richie & Friends ACM Special

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Right after the Academy of Country Music Awards aired live on CBS on Sunday night, Las Vegas got ready for one last country music party during the Week Vegas Goes Country. ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends was taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Monday night, and will air on Friday, April 13th on CBS at 9 pm EST. The two-hour television concert special features special performances by some of country music’s top names in a tribute to the music legend who has just released his country duets album “Tuskegee.”

Some of the artists appearing on the special include Martina McBride who will perform “Still,” Lady Antebellum with “Truly,” Kenny Chesney with “My Love,” Jason Aldean “Say You, Say Me,” Luke Bryan “Running With The Night,” Sara Evans with Marc Anthony “Endless Love,” The Band Perry “Penny Lover,” and even a special appearance by Lionel’s daughter, Nicole Richie. There are plenty of other surprise appearances and performances with superstar country music acts, so be sure to tune in on April 13th for this very special concert event!

 

VIDEO: ACM Awards – Blake Shelton Wins Male Vocalist

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It was a busy night on Sunday for Blake Shelton at the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards. The really good kind of busy!

Shelton co-hosted the show with Reba McEntire, and the pair once again nailed their roles as hosts. You can always count on it being a fantastic show with McEntire and Shelton leading the way.

The country superstar also performed his single “Drink On It” from his hugely successful and number one album, Red River Blue. He then took the stage again to close the show. This time, though, with Lionel Richie for their duet version of “You Are.” The track will be on Richie’s Tuskegee album, which features duets with various country stars.

To top it all off, Shelton snagged the ACM Award last night for ‘Male Vocalist of the Year!’ He was surprised by the honor, but it is very well deserved and we are so happy for him. Congratulations to Blake!!!!

Watch video of Shelton accepting his ACM Award:

Shelton also stopped by the press room for an interview. He discussed his career, The Voice, Taylor Swift, and his wife, Miranda Lambert.

Continue reading to watch the interview…

Lionel Richie and Billy Currington to Premiere “Just For You” on Jimmy Kimmel Live & The Talk

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Lionel Richie teamed up with his Mercury Nashville label mate Billy Currington on the song “Just For You” for his new album, Tuskegee, which was released on Monday, March 26, and has already peaked at No.1 on the iTunes and Amazon.com album charts. They will premiere the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 4 and The Talk on April 5.

As soon as Richie heard Currington’s rough-and-sultry soulful country voice, he immediately knew what song he wanted the Georgia singer to record on his new album that contains 13 of his timeless hits performed as duets with country stars.

Dierks Bentley & Brad Paisley Added to ACM Performers

Dierks Bentley. Photo Credit: James Minchin III

Two more superstar country artists were added to the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards line-up this morning. Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley will both perform during the April 1st telecast. Also appearing at the ACMs are Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie who will both be presenting. Taylor and Lionel join previously announced presenters Hunter Hayes, Beth Behrs, and Nancy O’Dell.

The ACM Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS at 8 pm EST. Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire return once again to co-host this year’s award show.

VIDEO: Lionel Richie & Blake Shelton – You Are

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Lionel Richie teamed up with some of country music’s hottest stars for his country duets album “Tuskegee.” One of the tracks on the album include a duet of “You Are” with superstar Oklahoman, and all-around funny guy, Blake Shelton. Check out the preview and the behind the scenes video of the pair recording the duet version of the Lionel classic:

 

Don’t forget to tune in to ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends when it airs on CBS on April 13th!

VIDEO: Lionel Richie & Blake Shelton – You Are

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Lionel Richie teamed up with some of country music’s hottest stars for his country duets album “Tuskegee.” One of the tracks on the album include a duet of “You Are” with superstar Oklahoman, and all-around funny guy, Blake Shelton. Check out the preview and the behind the scenes video of the pair recording the duet version of the Lionel classic:

 

Don’t forget to tune in to ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends when it airs on CBS on April 13th!

VIDEO: Lionel Richie ACM Interview

Lionel Richie.

Lionel Richie sat down for an interview with the Academy of Country Music to discuss how growing up in the South has influenced his music, what fans can expect from his ACM special, and and how he feels about the Academy of Country Music paying tribute to his career with the all-star special:

ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends – in Concert will be taped on April 2nd and will air later in the year. Who do you hope shows up for this all-star special?

(Video courtesy of the Academy of Country Music & Dick Clark Productions).

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson & Jennifer Nettles Duets Interview

Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean.

Looks like Blake Shelton is rubbing off on Kelly Clarkson. The same week that she made her adviser debut on NBC’s The Voice, ABC announced that Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Nettles will be part of the cast for a brand new singing competition coming to ABC this Summer. “Duets” will star Kelly, Jennifer, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke look for the newest talent in America to sing with them on the show. ABC is planning on taking the judges out of the chairs and on to the stage to do what they do best – sing and perform – with their two new proteges. It should be interesting to see how Kelly and Jennifer do.

Check out the first preview video sent to us from ABC and let us know what you think about the original American Idol and Sugarland‘s lead singer on this new competition. Will you tune in? Or are you still partial to The Voice, American Idol, or X-Factor? Let us know!

ACM Presents Lionel Richie Lineup Announced

Lionel Richie.

The Academy of Country Music has announced their full line-up of artists for their Lionel Richie special. The all-star concert tapes on April 2nd in Las Vegas, a day after the ACM awards, but will be aired on CBS on April 13th. Lionel is celebrating the release of his country duets album “Tuskegee” in a big way by inviting some of his friends to perform with his at the special. Joining Lionel on-stage will be Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Kenny Rogers, and Tim McGraw. Singing some of Lionel’s biggest hits as a tribute to the singer will be The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, and Luke Bryan.

“It has been so rewarding to have my songs embraced by country music artists,” said Lionel Richie. “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.  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.”

Tickets for “Lionel Richie And Friends In Concert” are on-sale right now at ticketmaster.com. Tickets start at $100 and benefit ACM Lifting Lives, which focuses on improving lives in the United States through music.