Ellen: Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling & Tuskegee MP3s

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Ellen: Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling MP3

Lionel Richie performed “Dancing On The Ceiling” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today.

Download an MP3 of “Dancing On The Ceiling.”

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Ellen: Lionel Richie Country Album

Ellen: Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie performed for Ellen and talked about his new country duets album, "Tuskegee." (Featureflash/Shutterstock.com)

“This is absolutely probably one of the most amazing surprises to me,” he said of his new album, which gives a country flair to some of his best known songs.

He said that he worked with various artists to put together an incredible compilation of artists and classic songs. Lionel Richie said he was surprised that all the people he talked to were so eager to collaborate on country duets of Lionel Richie’s best known songs.

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I think when you are Lionel Richie, it’s probably not that hard to get your fellow musicians interested in a project like this.

Among the artists who said yes to Lionel included Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Alabama, and many more. Did you see the Academy of Country Music Awards last night? Did any of your fan favorites take home big awards?

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Ellen: About Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie has been a fixture of American music for decades, first rising to fame as a member of The Commodores in the late 1960s before eventually branching out on his own as a successful performer and songwriter.

Now he is paying tribute to his birthplace of Tuskegee, Alabama, with a new collection of duets featuring country music superstars. He explained that Tuskegee was where he was born and raised, and met his famous group The Commodores.

Lionel Richie Tuskegee Album Review

The album, simply named Tuskegee, includes performances by artists like Darius Rucker (formerly of Hootie and the Blowfish), Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, and many more.

Do you have a favorite Lionel Richie song or story? (Mine is “Easy,” which on this new album features Willie Nelson.) Share it in the comments, and see if it has popped up on this new country compilation, featuring Lionel Richie duets with the stars of today’s country.

Download Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee MP3 album or preview it with the player below.

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