Music Icon Appears on TODAY with Kathy Lee & Hoda


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 14, 2016)
– Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is
continuing to take country music by storm with her Billboard Top Country
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

Sept. 15 Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 18 Paramount Theatre – Denver, Colo.
Sept. 20 The Depot – Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 21 Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical – Boise, Idaho
Sept. 23 Thunder Valley Casino Resort – Lincoln, Calif.
Sept. 24 Agua Caliente Casino – Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Sept. 27 Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, Calif.
Sept. 28 Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 30 The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, Calif.
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.

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