Pop superstar Cyndi Lauper has taken an unexpected, but very welcome, detour into the realm of country music. In her upcoming album Detour, the GRAMMY, Emmy and Tony award-winning singer-songwriter puts her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.
Detour perfectly showcases Cyndi’s unmistakable and unique voice on country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s and features collaborations with county music legend like Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson.
Cyndi says that recording a country album is something she has dreamed about for years. Some of her fondest memories from her childhood include sitting in her Aunt Gracie’s kitchen listening to classic country legends such as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Wanda Jackson.
“When I was a really young kid, country music was pop music, so this is what we grew up listening to. These songs are part of some of my earliest memories so it has been an absolute thrill to revisit them,” she said in a press release.
From what we’ve heard so far, Cyndi sounds right at home in the country music world.
I am very excited to announce that I’m releasing my new album ‘Detour’ on Friday May 6th. You can pre-order it now and on Friday you can get an instant download of “Heartaches by the Number”. Can’t wait for you to hear it! I am very proud of this album and hope you enjoy! CD: http://smarturl.it/detourcd (link in bio) LP: http://smarturl.it/detourlp
Detour Track Listing:
- “Funnel Of Love”
- “Detour” – Featuring Emmylou Harris
- “Misty Blue”
- “Walkin’ After Midnight”
- “Heartaches By The Number”
- “The End Of The World”
- “Night Life” – Featuring Willie Nelson
- “Begging To You”
- “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” – Featuring Vince Gill
- “I Fall To Pieces”
- “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” – Featuring Jewel
- “Hard Candy Christmas” – Featuring Alison Krauss
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