Lionel Richie - Richie Performs With Daughter At Vegas Show
Lionel Richie had an extra-special duet partner at a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas on Monday night (02Apr12) - his daughter Nicole joined him onstage.
The soul man rounded up his singing pals, including Shania Twain and Blake Shelton, for his first country release, Tuskegee - and he took to the stage at Sin City's Mgm Grand Garden Arena to promote the album.
He opened the show with a solo performance of All Night Long, before teaming up with Kenny Chesney, Tim MCGraw, and Jennifer Nettles during the evening.
Later, Richie took a seat in the audience as star guests tackled his most famous songs - Jason Aldean sang a solo version of Say You, Say Me, Marc Anthony and Sara Evans dueted on Endless Love and Martina MCBride belted out Still.
Richie's daughter Nicole delivered a moving speech about her father, recalling, "You probably think growing up as Lionel Richie's daughter, I had some private concerts... and I did. But the whole time he was singing to me, wearing those sweats with his big moustache and afro, I wasn't listening. I was a toddler, not realising that I was hearing some of the best songs recorded in the '80s."
The 62 year old replied, "I'm having a surreal moment, because when Nicole was six, I was writing a song for her about the expectations of her life. She remembered it. It's called Climbing, and we're gonna do a little bit of it tonight."
The pair then thrilled the audience by teaming up on the piano to play the track and Richie later joked of his family, "Now they get to see what I do for a living!"
Acm Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert will air in the U.S. on 13 April (12).