MARC ANTHONY, DARIUS RUCKER AND BIG & RICH JOIN JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, KENNY CHESNEY, SARA EVANS, MARTINA McBRIDE, TIM McGRAW, JENNIFER NETTLES, KENNY ROGERS, THE BAND PERRY, LADY ANTEBELLUM AND RASCAL FLATTS TO PERFORM AT "ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS - IN CONCERT," TO BE BROADCAST ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Musicians Marc Anthony, Darius Rucker and Big & Rich will complete the all-star lineup of artists scheduled to perform on ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS - IN CONCERT, taping Monday, April 2, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to be broadcast on Friday, April 13 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS - IN CONCERT is a special concert event of country music collaborations with the legendary Lionel Richie, featuring duets from his latest album, Tuskegee, which is out now, along with solo performances. Some of Richie's greatest hits will be performed by today's hottest artists, including Jason Aldean ("Say You, Say Me"), Luke Bryan ("Running with the Night"), Sara Evans and Marc Anthony ("Endless Love"), Martina McBride ("Still"), The Band Perry ("Penny Lover"), Big & Rich ("Brick House") and Lady Antebellum ("Truly"). Duets with Richie include "My Love" with Kenny Chesney, "Sail On" with Tim McGraw, "Hello" with Jennifer Nettles, "Lady" with Kenny Rogers, "Stuck On You" with Darius Rucker, "Dancin' On The Ceiling" with Rascal Flatts, and more surprises.
Music icon Lionel Richie has created an unforgettable body of work that speaks to the hearts of people of all races, faiths and ages around the world with his universal themes of life, love and loss presented with poetic simplicity and irresistible melodies. He has earned sales of more than 100 million albums, 22 Top 10 hits, five GRAMMY(R) Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe and a host of other awards from virtually every other major entertainment organization. His catalog of timeless hits includes "Say You, Say Me," "Easy," "Still," "Hello," "Stuck On You," "You Are," "My Love" and "Endless Love." By defying boundaries, blending genres and ignoring trends to remain true to his heart, the gifted storyteller has shaped popular culture as his music has served as the soundtrack of several generations worldwide.
ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS - IN CONCERT is produced for television by dick clark productions. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
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