Personalities | k.d. lang | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists
(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1961)
Canadian lang’s first international album, the Dave Edmunds-produced Angel With A Lariat (1987), was critically acclaimed. A duet with Roy Orbison on a remake of his 1961 hit, ‘Crying’, for the movie Hiding Out, was her first country hit. She then teamed up with veteran producer Owen Bradley for Shadowlands (1988), which spawned the hit singles ‘I’m Down To My Last Cigarette’ and ‘Lock, Stock And Teardrops’, as well as the historic ‘Honky Tonk Angels Medley’, featuring Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells. Through this, the truly unique lang endeared herself to country audiences. Absolute Torch & Twang (1989) similarly achieved gold status, but she is now regarded as a mainstream performer.
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