Cyndi Lauper may be the next pop or rock artist to dabble in country music. The 62-year-old says she’s planning a country album for 2016.

Lauper says she wants to work with famed Nashville producer Tony Brown, of George Strait and Reba McEntire fame. It’s not clear if she’s courted him for the project but it seems definite that she’s coming to Nashville to record “all those songs I used to sing my guts out in my apartment to!”

“It’ll be out next year,” Lauper told Bang Showbiz.

Lauper is best known for recording and releasing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in 1983. “Time After Time” and “True Colors” are two of her No. 1 hits in America, but she's also a successful artist internationally and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Over the last 10 years there have been no shortage of pop or rock acts who’ve flirted with country music to varying degrees. Darius Rucker has been the most successful, but albums from Jessica Simpson, Poison’s Bret Michaels, Aaron Lewis and even Jon Bon Jovi have released country albums, to varying degrees of success.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler currently has a single on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. “Love Is Your Name” is just inside the Top 50.

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