It looks like 80’s pop icon Cyndi Lauper is the latest artist to go country. During a recent interview, the colorful entertainer revealed plans to record in the Music City.
”I want to work with Tony Brown down in Nashville and do a country record, finally,” Lauper told Bang Showbiz. “I want to record all those songs I used to sing my guts out in my apartment to! It’ll be out next year.”
Brown is one of the most celebrated music producers in modern country music. He’s produced every George Strait album released since 1992, and has also worked alongside country heavyweights like Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Trisha Yearwood.
This year has been filled with album announcements by classic rock and pop artists who want to hop genres. Steven Tyler has been the most notable and controversial of the group, which also includes Eagles’ frontman Don Henley and Korn’s Jonathan Davis.
Although it might seem like a stretch, Lauper is a stellar vocalist who could likely provide some excellent renditions of some country classics. It’s not clear when the 62-year-old artist will start work on her new album, but let’s just hope the result turns out a little bit better than Tyler’s.