Cyndi Lauper Continues 'Detour' Tour With Current Billboard Top 40 Country Album
Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is continuing to take country music by storm with her Billboard Top Country Album DETOUR, which is still in the Top 40 and continues to spark sales at retailers nationwide like Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and more! Lauper recently stopped by the TODAY show to chat with Kathy Lee and Hoda about DETOUR and her collaborations with country music greats, including Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Jewel, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. Click HERE to watch the clip.
Known best for her legendary pop icon status, Lauper is reigning in a new legion of fans with her new country-tinged album DETOUR featuring a collection of country covers from the 40's, 50's and 60's (track listing below). DETOUR debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
"These songs had a profound impact on me when I was a little girl listening to my Aunt Gracie's kitchen radio in Queens. I grew up listening and admiring Patsy Cline, Patsy Montana, Hank Williams - all the greats from the Golden Age of country. It was an honor to record those beautiful songs for DETOUR and I am so thankful for the fans and the country music community for welcoming me with open arms," Lauper said.
Lauper just returned from the European leg of her DETOUR tour and is currently in the midst of the second leg of her U.S. tour which takes her along the west coast before wrapping up October 8 at The Joint in Las Vegas. In addition, Lauper's annual "Home for the Holidays" concert is scheduled for December 3 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Additional details - including special guests performers - will be announced soon. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets before this highly anticipated tour sells out in your area!
Critics are raving about the pop star's unique approach to country classics:
"The singer confidently twangs and yodels her way through covers of everyone from Patsy Montana to Patsy Cline." Benjamin Lindsay, Vanity Fair
"Her new release, Detour, an album full of classic country song covers, is less an indicator of the veteran pop star's desire to change genres than it is a sincere homage to a dozen tunes she grew up listening to on a transistor radio in her aunt's kitchen and falling in love with." - Chapman Baehler, Billboard Magazine
"Lauper and Norman native Vince Gill work together to cover 'You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly,' ... The song is a rollicking and infectious version of the 1978 country B-side recorded by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty." Ben Luschen, Oklahoma Gazette
DETOUR 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
Oct. 03 Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay - San Diego, Calif.
Oct. 05 Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 07 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Oct. 08 The Joint - Las Vegas, Nev.
Dec. 03 Beacon Theatre, New York, N.Y.