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Richie receives first CMA nomination

Thursday, September 6, 2012 – Lionel Richie received his first-ever Country Music Association nomination on Wednesday for his duet with Darius Rucker on Richie's Stuck On You in the Music Event of the Year category.

"I am thrilled to receive my first nomination from the CMA. I am so grateful to the country music community for embracing this project and making me feel so at home," Richie said. "To share this nomination with my friend Darius Rucker makes it even more special. I have a CMA nomination and a friend for life. It doesn't get much better than that."

Rucker said, "I was so honored to have sung with Lionel and am overjoyed with this nomination."

The song appears on Richie's platinum-certified "Tuskegee," the best-selling country album of 2012 and the first country album in more than a year to spend two consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200.

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