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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Lionel Richie just released an album of country versions of his own songs. But he’s hardly the first pop star to embrace Americana. We’re joined by Billboard’s Nashville correspondent, Deborah Evans Price, to take a look at other artists, from Bon Jovi to Bing Crosby, who’ve dabbled in twang.

Guests:

Deborah Evans Price

Comments [5]

Sugar Hill Sean

Also to add, I find the Grand Ol' Opry boys that have been playin with Willie and his family forever make up one of the finest Reggae outfits in all the land

Apr. 03 2012 02:43 PM
Gavin from New Orleans via Washington Heights by way of New Orleans

Didn't Lionel Richie say, somewhere - some time back - that he'd always imagined a Country sensibility to some of his songs? In that case, this album shouldn't be surprising. IJS

I admire Richie, and Country Music, too. (I used to dj that format as well as others.) But from what I'm hearing on your show, there may be something missing in this presentation of the music. However, I'll reserve judgement until I get a larger sample....

Apr. 03 2012 02:34 PM
HL from Wind River Mountains, Wyoming

Rolling Stones make Bon Jovi sound plausible between the two worlds of rock-and-roll and country (and Chuck Berry is at their back...bone and beat)

Apr. 03 2012 02:28 PM
Jimmy G from NYC

All time favorite: Bobby Womack -- BW Goes CW

Apr. 03 2012 02:17 PM
kurt lennig from Brooklyn

What about Ween's 12 Country Greats?

Apr. 03 2012 02:14 PM

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