Lionel Richie Joins Longtime Friend Kenny Rogers at Bonnaroo on Sunday
MANCHESTER, TN – Lionel Richie made a surprise appearance at the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Sunday when he joined good friend Kenny Rogers onstage in a duet of “Lady” and took center stage to perform his international hit “All Night Long.”
The Richie-Rogers duet of “Lady” is featured on Richie’s platinum-selling Mercury Nashville album Tuskegee, which is the best-selling album released in 2012 in all genres. It is the year’s
overall second-best-selling album of all genres, behind Adele’s 21. The country duets album held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 for two consecutive weeks.
“Lady,” which was written and produced by Richie, was released in 1980 and became one of the biggest hits of Rogers’ career, charting on all four of Billboard’s charts ---Hot Country Singles, Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Hot Soul Singles – and hitting No. 1 on three of them. “Lady” is ranked No. 47 on Billboard’s Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs.
(Photo: Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers backstage at Bonnaroo after performing together.)