Lionel Richie’s Country Duets Album Nearing Completion

Producer Tony Brown says he’s almost completed recording Lionel Richie’s album of duets with country artists. So far done are “Stuck on You” (with Darius Rucker), “Sail On” (Tim McGraw), “Lady” (Kenny Rogers), “Easy” (Willie Nelson), “Deep River Woman” (Little Big Town), “You Are” (Blake Shelton) and “All Night Long” (Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band). Still to do are recordings with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and the Zac Brown Band. “We’re having a blast,” Brown tells CMT.com. “Lionel is the coolest fun guy, and he’s blown away by the musicians here.” Brown estimates the album will be out this summer.