Lionel Richie and Friends Concert Features Famous Family That Keeps Him Grounded
Tonight (April 13) at 9:00 PM ET, CBS will air the "ACM Presents Lionel Richie and Friends" concert that was filmed in Las Vegas earlier this month. In addition to several country stars featured on the music legend's chart-topping new album, Tuskegee, plus several more who just may lend their voices to Volume 2, you'll also see several members of Lionel's family on the show. Fashion designer daughter Nicole Richie takes the stage to introduce her dad and also joins him at the piano for a song. And the cameras will surely pan to Lionel's son Miles and youngest daughter Sofia, who sat in the front row for the concert taping.
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Dressed in all black with his signature cross around his neck, Lionel looks dapper and a lot younger than his 62 years on the TV special. That may just be thanks to Nicole, Miles and Sofia. "My kids have taught me that I'll never master 'hip' in my whole life," the singer-songwriter tells The Boot with a laugh. "Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example, Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and I'm dressed to kill in my own mind. They'll say to me, 'Dad, you're not going out there looking like that are you?' If that doesn't kill a star, I don't know what does!
"I'm at their mercy now," Lionel continues. "Kids will keep it real. If I've ever had in my life a great anchor, it's them. They get in your head, 'don't get too famous.' If you think you're really famous and think you're really hip, go hang out with your kids for an afternoon. That's about as earthbound as it's going to get. I find myself going out on the road to get my confidence back, because I lose it at home.