Kenny Chesney (left) performs with Lionel Richie at an April 2 event called Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert in Las Vegas. Other performers at the concert included country stars Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Ethan Miller/Getty Images

"If I had to have another title for this record besides Tuskegee," Lionel Richie says, "it would be called All the Songs That They Told Me Would Ruin My Career." Alan Silfen/UMG Nashville hide caption

itoggle caption Alan Silfen/UMG Nashville