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Marc Anthony will sing in honor of Lionel Richie

6/12/2014 By SIGAL RATNER-ARIAS
Marc Anthony will sing in honor of Lionel Richie © AP/ Marc Anthony Marc Anthony will sing in honor of Lionel Richie

NEW YORK (AP) -- Long before he became a salsa sensation, Marc Anthony listened to the likes of Lionel Richie. Now he'll honor the pop legend as part of the Academy of Country Music's tribute to Richie next week.

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This week, Richie released a collection of his classics performed with top country acts, and is set to appear at Sunday's ACM Awards. The next day, he'll be feted at an all-star concert.

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Anthony is scheduled to perform Richie's song "Endless Love" with Sara Evans during the CBS special, which will air April 13 at 9 pm EDT. In a statement released Friday, Anthony said Richie was "one of the soundtracks of my life growing up." He also called Richie an icon and said he was honored to be a part of the tribute.

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