The 80’s pop star is taking a definite ‘detour’ with her next album – where she’ll be covering classic country tunes.
The album which is fittingly titled ‘Detour’ – which was also recorded in Nashville will feature 12 tracks, with guest appearances from notable country stars Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & more!
Lauper will cover songs made famous in the 1940’s through the 1960’s. Two Patsy Cline songs appear on the album – ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ & ‘I Fall To Pieces’.
“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.”
Detour will be released on May 6 via Sire Records.
Complete ‘Detour’ Track Listing
Funnel of Love”
Detour” w/ Emmylou Harris
Walkin’ After Midnight”
Heartaches by the Number”
The End of the World”
Night Life” w/ Willie Nelson
Begging to You”
You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” w/ Vince Gill
I Fall to Pieces”
I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” w/ Jewel
Hard Candy Christmas” w/ Alison Krauss