With a long and mega-successful career, you would think that Lionel Richie would have been nominated for practically every music award there is by now. But in the short time since he crossed over into the country side of things, Richie hasn't been formally honored for his work -- until now, that is. This year, the 'Just for You' hitmaker received his first ever CMA Awards nomination.
Luke Bryan has been looking forward to this weekend for some time now. In addition to performing on the 2012 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 1), Bryan will also take part in the special ‘Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert’ taping set to take place the following night.
Lionel Richie seems to have stepped into a new role as the king of collaborators during the past year. The ‘Endless Love’ singer, who started with the Commodores and then rose on the wings of his own solo career, is now collaborating with artists of all genres, from the most cult indie acts to mainstream country stars. Richie will be making a big appearance at South by Southwest 2012 as the headli