Thanks to her 1983 LP, She's So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper earned five Grammy nominations, winning in the Best New Artist category which included future country superstar duo the Judds among the nominees. But before her Unusual breakthrough, Lauper sang lead and wrote songs for Blue Angel, a short-lived rockabilly band that would nevertheless influence her latest album, the classic country-tinged Detour.
"Coming up in bands like [Blue Angel] and being the only woman, you look to other women," Lauper tells Rolling Stone Country. "I think for country you look at Patsy Cline or Loretta Lynn who played a guitar, who sang the songs she wrote, and Dolly Parton. But Wanda Jackson was a rocker, and so, of course, I was going to listen and learn from her because I was a rocker and that's what we did."
Detour is out now. Lauper's upcoming tour kicks off Monday, May 9th, at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and runs throughout the summer.
- FASHION WEEK - USA Fashion and Music News
- HOLLYWOOD NEWS - Hollywood News Blogger
- PALCO MP3 - Download Music Legally Direct From Artist
- LAST FM - Download Music Legally Direct From Artist
- USA FASHION Google + - Fashion Models Photography Videos Beauty
- DISNEY CHANNEL - Photos and Music News
- BABY JUSTIN BIEBER - Google Images Google News
- LADY GAGA - Google Images Google News
- ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - Google Images Universe Pictures
- VICTORIA´S SECRET FASHION SHOW - Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show Photos