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  • May 15, 1978
    Motown releases The Commodores' album "Natural High." It includes the Lionel Richie composition "Three Times A Lady," which will be remade as a country hit by Conway Twitty in 1983
    Sep 27, 1982
    Motown releases Lionel Richie's self-titled debut solo album. It includes the pop hit "My Love," with Kenny Rogers and two former members of The First Edition--Kin Vassy and Terry Williams--on backing vocals
    Dec 27, 1983
    Motown releases Lionel Richie's pop single "Hello." Among the musicians on the record: future country bass player Joe Chemay
    Jun 19, 1986
    Motown releases Lionel Richie's single "Dancing On The Ceiling." It gets referenced in 2016 on the Old Dominion country hit "Song For Another Time"
    Aug 5, 1986
    Motown releases Lionel Richie's album "Dancing On The Ceiling." It includes his single "Deep River Woman," featuring Alabama
    Oct 16, 1986
    Lionel Richie's pop album "Dancing On The Ceiling" is certified gold, platinum and triple-platinum by the RIAA, recognizing shipments of 3 million copies. It includes his country hit "Deep River Woman"
    May 21, 1987
    Lionel Richie's pop album "Dancing On The Ceiling" is certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA. It includes his country hit "Deep River Woman" featuring Alabama
    Sep 21, 1999
    Motown releases R&B singer Brian McKnight's album "Back At One." The title track is remade as a country hit by Mark Wills
    Mar 4, 2015
    Judge Keith Urban is on hand as a Motown-themed episode of "American Idol" kicks off with an Aretha Franklin performance of "I Will Survive." Contestant Clark Beckham covers "The Tracks Of My Tears"
    Feb 12, 2019
    Little Big Town takes part as CBS shoots "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Also appearing are Tori Kelly, Pentatonix, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Valerie Simpson, Meghan Trainor and songwriter team Holland, Dozier & Holland

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