"Lady and Gentleman" is a country covers album, consisting of Rimes' favorite classic country love songs, all originally covered by men.
In an interview with CMT, Rimes commented on the work she has done with Lady and Gentleman commenting "It's cool that there is this buzz about it, so I can't wait for people to hear it and see that it's as good as they're thinking it's going to be, And I say that as humbly as possible because I think it's such a great record. People don't make records like this anymore." She also commented on her father, who raised her on country music. "My dad was the one who raised me on that country music. I listened to a lot of those types of men that he grew up on. Patsy Cline was the only female that I remember listening to over and over again. Otherwise, it was Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson and Hank Williams. I think it was my dad who turned me to the light."
No official track-list has been announced, but a number of songs have been confirmed for the record, including:
"When I Call Your Name" - (original by Vince Gill)
"Sixteen Tons" - (original by Merle Travis)
"Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" - (original by Freddy Fender)
"Help Me Make It Through the Night" - (original by Kris Kristofferson)
"Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" - (original by Waylon Jennings)
"Rose Colored Glasses" - (original by John Conlee)
"I Can't Be Myself" - (original by Merle Haggard)
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" - (original by George Jones)
"Swingin'" - (original by John Anderson)