When you’re a singer/songwriter, and you have a ton of superstars covering your songs as a tribute for you, I think you can officially say you’ve made it.
Needless to say, Lionel Richie felt that love back in March, as he received an award for the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song.
On top of that, the legendary singer and current American Idol judge had a number of stars perform his songs for him, including Gloria Estefan with “Dancing On The Ceiling,” Luke Bryan with “Lady,” Boyz II Men with “Easy,” and Andra Day with “Hello.”
Although there were a number of performances, Chris Stapleton may have taken the cake, as he put together an incredibly soulful rendition of “Say You, Say Me.”
Watching from his seat, it was easy to see that Richie was holding onto every word of the impressive cover.
“Say You, Say Me” was written by Richie and released back in 1985, and was featured on his 1986 Dancing on the Ceiling album. The song became Richie’s ninth number one single on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
Stapleton’s performance begins at the 20 minute mark: