Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Cyndi Lauper Takes a Country 'Detour'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 JANUARY 2016

Cyndi Lauper Takes a Country Detour

Music Icon Enlists Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Jewel, Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson for Country Classics album, out May 6 on Sire Records.

Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.

DETOUR showcases Lauper’s unmistakable voice on country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s and features guest appearances from county music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city’s top session players.

The album is Lauper’s first for Sire Records and executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein. DETOUR will be available May 6 on CD, LP, and digitally.

Lauper says recording a country album is something she’s dreamed about for many years. Growing up, she recalls listening to singers like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Wanda Jackson in her Aunt Gracie’s kitchen. “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.”

Lauper sounds right at home from the start, beginning with the album opener, ‘Funnel Of Love,’ a track Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, recorded in 1960. Another highlight is the rollicking take on ‘Heartaches By The Number,’ a country standard previously covered by everyone from George Jones toWaylon Jennings to Dwight Yoakum. DETOUR also features stunning covers of two classic Patsy Cline songs, ‘Walkin’ AfterMidnight’ and her #1 smash, ‘I Fall To Pieces.’ Lauper says, “I spent a lot of time in my room singing with Patsy. I had to sing a Patsy Cline song – or two – because her voice was like one of my girlfriends. That’s how close I felt to her.”

For the album, Lauper duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (‘Detour’), Willie Nelson (‘Night Life,’ a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s ‘You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly’) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton’s ‘Hard Candy Christmas.’ Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on ‘I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,’ which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.

Pre-Order DETOUR now: https://WMNZ.lnk.to/CyndiLauperDetourPR

Track Listing

1. “Funnel Of Love”
2. “Detour” - Featuring Emmylou Harris
3. “Misty Blue”
4. “Walkin’ After Midnight”
5. “Heartaches By The Number”
6. “The End Of The World”
7. “Night Life” - Featuring Willie Nelson
8. “Begging To You”
9. “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” - Featuring Vince Gill
10. “I Fall To Pieces”
11. “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” - Featuring Jewel
12. “Hard Candy Christmas” - Featuring Alison Krauss


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland