Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers are synonymous in my book. I can’t really think of one without the other. It has to do with fond memories associated with music during those times. “I could also sing Lionel Richie hits all day!” But, the Richie hits go back to when he was a member of the Commodores too … so many songs to sing …sigh. I’ve only covered one other Lionel Richie hit so far and that was “Hello” for my 80th post on July 17, 2011. On the other hand, I’ve covered five hits from Kenny Rogers, this being my sixth cover only second to the TEN Nat King Cole songs I’ve covered thus far. Five, sixth, second, TEN … LOL! I do enjoy the hits from Nat King Cole! I try to mix up my choices between genres, but most of the time my choices are dictated by my feelings or events at the time of my posts.
This post was supposed to be entirely dedicated to my incredible wife, but I’ve already used too much space describing my appreciation for Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers. So, this will be a “two-parter”. The music is dedicated to my wife because she is my inspiration and she deserves endless praise. In fact, the two of us are going to an honors/auction dinner this evening for which my beautiful wife is one of four candidates nominated to become “Respiratory Therapist of the Year” for HMC, trauma center for four states! All four candidates should really win equal rewards, but one detail is certain. Their patients receive the best possible care. I’m so very proud of my wife and the highest standards she sets for saving lives. And, this accolade is just the tip of the iceberg. My wife serves our children’s school as a parent coordinator (2nd year), parent volunteer for Ever, Emersen, and Cara (6th year, 5th year, and 3rd year respectively), and team member of the singular annual fund raiser for MK-8, dedicating the last five months to extensive preparations that will finally be realized in approximately two weeks (3rd year). Whewww … and all of that in addition to being a wonderful wife, a nurturing mother, an iron chef, a bargain hunter, a homework checker, and so much more. You’re probably wondering where I fit into all of that? Well, I am her cheerleader. I announce her arrival when she comes home from a long day of work. I frequently give her big hugs and kisses. I also throw in as many smiles as I can. I know. I’ve got the tougher jobs, but somebody’s gotta do ‘em and I’m the man to get ‘em done! More next week …
"Lady" is the title of a song written and produced by Lionel Richie and recorded by American country artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in September 1980 as the only single from the album, Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits. It is listed at #47 on Billboard's All Time Top 100. “Lady” ranks among Kenny Rogers's biggest hits. Rogers once told an interviewer, "The idea was that Lionel would come from R&B and I'd come from country, and we'd meet somewhere in pop." The success of "Lady" also boosted Richie's career. The production work on the song was his first outside the Commodores and foreshadowed his success as a solo act during the 1980s. Rogers was also a featured vocalist on "We Are the World," co-written by Richie. Richie performed the song himself on his 1998 album, Time, and he and Rogers performed the song as a duet on Richie's 2012 release "Tuskegee".