Lionel Richie Hints At Collaboration With Luke Bryan

12/06/2013
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(Radio.com) Lionel Richie is no stranger to country music. Just last year he released Tuskegee, which featured 13 of his best-known songs re-recorded as duets with such country artists as Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Jennifer Nettles, Shania Twain and Rascal Flatts.

Earlier this week, Richie shared the stage with Luke Bryan during the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, performing his hits "Oh No" and "All Night Long." In an interview with Country Weekly he confessed that Bryan may have convinced him to further deepen his roots in the country community and to consider a follow-up to his 2012 release.

"Luke put the final nail in the idea. I walked onstage with him and I realized the magic of performing. Country has it down pat," Richie said. "These guys to me are just great new country. I love the idea of [recording] one thing, maybe two or three, with Luke and a couple of the other crazy guys."

During the special, Richie admitted he was surprised that Bryan didn't want to perform one of his own songs. "I kept saying to Luke, 'Don't you want to do one of your songs?'" Richie said. "He said, 'Lionel, we can do my songs later. We're going to do your songs tonight.' Can you believe it? I'm really honored."

Bryan's generosity may have just scored him a slot on Richie's next release. "He's first on the list," Richie said. more on this story

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