Detour is a country music album and the eleventh studio album by American recording artist Cyndi Lauper. It was released on May 6, 2016, and is the artist's first for Warner Music Group under its Sire Records label. The album was recorded in Nashville and produced by Tony Brown. In the United States, the album debuted at 29 on the Billboard 200 and debuted at 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums.
Music critic Keith Harris of Rolling Stone magazine wrote "Aging rock and pop stars often seek a late-career safe harbor in country music, but 62-year-old Cyndi Lauper tackles the genre with characteristically daring eccentricity."
John Paul of PopMatters wrote "Not entirely successful yet not entirely without merit, Cyndi Lauper’s work on Detour is just that: a detour from the norm and an attempt at finding something new in something old."
The album debuted at No. 4 on BillboardTemplate:'s Top Country Albums chart, selling 15,600 copies in its first week. It also debuted at No. 29 on Billboard 200. The album has sold 23,400 copies as of May 31, 2016.
- Lisa Barbaris – executive producer
- Tony Brown – piano, producer
- Tom Bukovac – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Elaine Caswell – background vocals
- Perry Coleman – background vocals
- Neal Coomer – background vocals
- Chad Cromwell – drums
- Dan Dugmore – steel guitar
- Ernie Freeman – arranger
- Amy Garges – production assistant
- Vince Gill – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and duet vocals on "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly"
- Kenny Greenberg – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Emmylou Harris – duet vocals on "Detour"
- Aubrey Haynie – fiddle, mandolin
- Jewel – duet vocals on "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"
- Kim Keyes – background vocals
- Alison Krauss – duet vocals on "Hard Candy Christmas"
- Cyndi Lauper – lead vocals, producer
- Richard Madenfort – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
- Greg Morrow – drums
- Seth Morton – assistant engineer
- Steve Nathan – Hammond B-3 organ, piano, synthesizer, Wurlitzer
- Willie Nelson – acoustic guitar and duet vocals on "Night Life"
- Shawn Pelton – engineer
- Brandon Schexnayder – assistant engineer
- Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar
- Ryan Smith – mastering
- Mike Stankiewicz – assistant engineer
- Seymour Stein – executive producer
- Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar
- Jeff Taylor – accordion
- David Thoener – engineer, mixing
- Willie Weeks – bass guitar
- Rick Wilkins – arranger
- William Wittman – engineer, mixing
|Australian Country Albums (ARIA)||3|
|New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)||6|
|Taiwan International Chart (Five Music)||15|
|Taiwan International Chart (CRR)||11|