LISTEN: Cyndi Lauper Covers Dolly Parton

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Never have we been so excited to be so sad at Christmas!


Cyndi Lauper offers a straightforward cover of Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas,” recorded by Parton and written by Carol Hall for the play and later the film The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas. The track will be available at all digital download and streaming outlets this Friday, December 11. Give it a listen now!

Lauper is in the final production stages for her new album Detour, recorded in Nashville and showcasing her signature takes on classic country songs from the 1950s and ’60s. The album will also feature appearances by some of country music’s most-celebrated artists. Detour will be Lauper’s first album for Sire Records and will be executive produced by legendary Sire founder Seymour Stein. The album is set for release in 2016 with more details to follow in the coming months.

“Hard Candy Christmas” is the latest seasonal track from Lauper after collaborations with Frank Sinatra (“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”) and The Hives (“A Christmas Duel”), and, of course, her album Merry Christmas… Have A Nice Life (our favorite track: “Christmas Conga”).

Meanwhile, in the Dolly universe, Dolly’s been making the media rounds in advance of her biopic Coat of Many Colors, set to air on NBC on Thursday, December 10.

Our divas are spoiling us this season.

Last modified: July 27, 2017