Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cyndi Lauper Is Going Country, Covering Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson, Classic Hits


cyndi detourCyndi Lauper is going country! And guess who’s producing? Seymour Stein, founder of Sire Records, curator of the Ramones, Talking Heads, Pretenders and dozens of other influential groups. Seymour is one of the GREAT music men of rock history. This is a big big deal and I can’t wait to hear how the album, called “Detour,” sounds. This will be a HIT. Special duets include Emmylou Harris, Jewel, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson.

Cyndi is a musical genius, I think. Forget “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” or “True Colors” or “Time After Time.” Her Tony award winning musical, “Kinky Boots,” is still a hit on Broadway. Check out her blues album, “Memphis Blues,” featuring my favorite take on “Mother Earth.” She can do anything! And now she’s got Seymour Stein. Real music still lives!

The album is out on May 6th:

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

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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