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I am writing this listening to Lionel Richie’s new album, “Tuskegee”. What a great collection of music!

I have always loved Richie’s music. He is the master of the love ballad.¬†On “Tuskegee”, he sings duets of many of his monster hits with prominent country singers, both male and female.

Sounds funny to think of a duet with Lionel Richie and Kenny Chesney, for example, but it works. He also sings with Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flats, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, to name a few of the guys. The duets are all fantastic. These old tunes never sounded as fresh and good.

But it is his duets with Jennifer Nettles and Shania Twain that make this album worth purchasing. With Jennifer, Richie sings the hauntingly beautiful ballad “Hello”. With Shania, he sings “Endless Love”. If these won’t move you, then you cannot be moved.

Thank you, Lionel Richie, for old and new memories.

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