Win a Copy of Cyndi Lauper's "Detour"

In a note on her website, Cyndi Lauper is quoted as saying, “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.”

Indeed, it might be surprising to some who only remember the singer-songwriter for her 1980s pop hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," but Cyndi Lauper has always kept us guessing. And now she's releasing Detour (out May 6) via Mutzarella. According to the press release: 

DETOUR showcases Cyndi Lauper’s unmistakable voice on country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s and features guest appearances from country 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. 

And we'd like to give away one copy of this disc to one lucky ND community member. But first, the 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)

To enter, just comment on this post, telling us which country classic(s) you'd most like to hear Cyndi Lauper tackle. It could be one of the tunes that's on Detour, or it could be something way off in left field. You have until 6 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, May 12, to enter. Anyone may enter but the prize can only be shipped to a U.S. address. Comments on Facebook or Twitter cannot count toward the contest. 

Good luck!

I'd like to hear Cyndi Lauper cover / sing the Charlie Rich song "I feel like going home" I think this song would tie in with her last blues based album and current country release.  Cyndi is an artist and compiling an enviable legacy.

How about Donna Fargo's Happiest Girl in the Whole USA ?

This song already has a Cyndi Lauper-esqe vibe and could benefit from some NYC twang.

It's a skippidity do da day!


Would've liked for her to do more Dolly Parton, especially Baby I'm Burning, it's a perfect song for her! She still has what it takes.

I'd love to hear Cyndi Lauper cover "Break it to Me Gently" which was a huge hit in the '80s for Juice Newton. I think Cyndi would knock it out of the park.

Like to hear her sing Night Life with Willie.

"Mama Tried" (!)



I think Cyndi could do justice to "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones.

I don't think it counts as country classic, but I'd like to hear her cover some of Lyle Lovett's stuff.

I think it would be cool to hear Cyndi Lauper sang one of my childhood favorites, Tanya Tucker's song, "Delta Dawn".  

I would love to win a copy of this new CD.

Betty Ann

I like Cyndi versions of the songs I've heard on this album.  I'd like to hear he do a version of one of these 4 of my favorite traditional songs

Cold Wind and Snow

The Coo Coo

Sittin' on Top of the World

Pretty Polly

I would LOVE to hear Cyndi cover Guy Clark's "Dublin Blues!" I think she'd rock it! Incidentally, seeing Cindi Lauper was THE first concert I'd ever gone to: a friend won a pair of tickets from a radio station in New Orleans and invited me to the show. Good Stuff : )

Too late, but how about "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels." Maybe that is aking too much, so, let's go with "Ring of Fire." The album is an interesting mix of straight and Lauperized, and I am quite taken by it.