After 33 years and 50 million album sales, the ever-versatile Cyndi Lauper—one of only 20 people to earn Emmy, Grammy, and Tony awards—puts her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s on her new album. Wanda Jackson’s “Funnel of Love” is the first of a dozen tunes made famous by artists ranging from Ray Price and Patsy Cline to Marty Robbins and Dolly Parton. Cyndi Lauper and country music? Not a combo that immediately comes to mind. But on Detour, the unpredictable siren proves once again that her magnificent voice can bring to life any genre of music. Rhino Entertainment (rhino.com). —Suzie Lynde
Editor’s note: The very gay-friendly Cyndi Lauper brings her Detour Tour to Houston on September 11 at Revention Music Center (reventionmusiccenter.com).