Usher To Release Live Record From Hometown Shows

While Usher's legal team works on a pending lawsuit against fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, the singer is preparing to release a concert album of material recorded during his solo tour last year.

According to a representative of LaFace Records, "Usher Live" will feature tracks culled from two free shows Usher gave in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee last October 15 and 16, just after he had wrapped up his opening stint on Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope Tour.

"Usher Live" includes such songs as "Bedtime," "You Make Me Wanna," and "Nice & Slow" from his last album, "My Way," as well as "Think of You" from the vocalist's 1994 self-titled debut. Also featured on the concert album is a medley of Bobby Brown tunes including "Every Little Step," "Roni" and "Rock Wit'cha You" that was one of the highlights from Usher's 1998 live sets.

"Usher Live" is slated to hit stores on March 23, and plans are also afoot to issue an accompanying home video of tour footage around the same

time.