Deep River Woman
Label: Universal Music Group International
There's always been a Southern touch to Lionel Richie's music. Kenny Rogers recognized this when he took "Lady" to the top of the charts in 1980, and so did Conway Twitty, who covered "Three Times a Lady." Richie himself even landed on the country charts in 1984 with "Stuck On You." So a country duets album seems only natural. On Tuskegee, Richie lets the country stars bring out their down-home appeal, without losing his own signature charm. Highlights include: "Sail On" (with Tim McGraw), "My Love" (with Kenny Chesney) and "Deep River Woman" (with Little Big Town).