On this day June 20, 1949

Born on this day in Tuskegee, Alabama, was Lionel Richie, singer, songwriter and one time member of the Commodores. Kenny Rogers scored the 1980 crossover country hit with the Richie written and produced track Lady. Richie released his tenth studio album, in 2012 which features 13 of his hit songs performed as duets with country stars including Sugarlands Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett. The album returned him to the top of the 200 chart, his first #1 album there for more than 25 years.
Source: This Day in Country

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