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Lionel Richie’s new album Tuskegee doesn’t come out until March 27, but it’s already off to a great start.  Rolling Stone reports that after his live concert event on HSN last Friday night, the legendary entertainer sold 20,000 copies of the new disc.  Kenny Rogers joined Lionel for a duet of “Lady” during the special performance, which featured the singer performing classics like “‘Dancing on the Ceiling” and “All Night Long.”

Tuskegee features Lionel duetting on new versions of those classic hits with some of country’s biggest names.  He told Rolling Stone, “Once I started talking to Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney and all of them, it became clear: these songs [of mine] have already been country.  So Lionel Richie’s not ‘going country.’  I’m just joining the songs that are already there. I just have to show up next to ’em and go, ‘That’s mine.'”

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