Mr. Richie is back and in full effect. With his new album “Tuskegee”, he proves his staying power. He shows that having great songs creates a connection with the souls of people, and it is a formula which never goes out of style. Throughout his fruitful thirty year solo career, he continues to find new ways to engage his fans. This album finds him revisiting thirteen of his previously released, or written singles and presenting them in a country format. Every song features an artist that his had success in country music. Being a product of Tuskegee, Alabama, this album is presenting a return to his roots. It feels like it is a prerequisite to everything that is Lionel Richie. This album puts on display a man showing a part of what created the successful singer/songwriter and has kept him a viable act since his days in the Commodores. The album since its March 5th release has already spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Charts. In this day and age where artists usually see a big drop off from first week sales, Lionel Richie has shown the consistency that has defined his career. The artists featured on “Tuskegee”, are:
Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Jennifer Nettles, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, Billy Currington, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett and, Coral Reefer Band.