Billy Ray Cyrus will soon be honored by his beloved home state of Kentucky as he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018. “It’s been a long journey since those days of growing up in Flatwoods, Kentucky,” said Cyrus. “For me, getting the chance to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame just brings it all full circle.” The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry in Kentucky and around the world. Cyrus will join the ranks of artists such as Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe and the Osborne Brothers. Cyrus was born in Flatwoods Kentucky where he first picked a six-string guitar and developed a passion for music. After getting his big break opening for Reba McEntire in Louisville, Kentucky, Cyrus landed his first record deal. Twenty-five ‘Achy Breaky’ years and 16 top-40 hits later, the rest has been history. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame is excited to announce of new group of inductees from all across the state and represent a wide array of talents. Cyrus will be honored alongside Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, Dale Ann Bradley, Bobby Lewis and David “Stringbean” Akeman. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018 at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. Cyrus is currently on tour, starring in CMT’s “Still The King” and will be releasing a new album titled Set the Record Straight on November 11. For more information, visit billyraycyrus.com. BILLY RAY CYRUS ON TOUR: Aug. 12 Edgewater Hotel Casino Resort – Laughlin, Nev. Aug. 19 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga. Sept. 08 Rockin’ Country Music Festival – Taylor, Mich. Sept. 09 Hard Rock Live – Northfield, Ohio Sept. 22 Lancaster Performing Arts Center – Lancaster, Calif. Sept. 23 Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Oct. 12 Coeur d’Alene Casino – Worley, Idaho Oct. 13 Snoqualmie Casino – Snoqualmie, Wash. Oct. 14 Spirit Mountain Casino – Grand Ronde, Ore. Oct. 21 Crystal Grand Theatre – Wisconsin Dells, Wis. RECOMMENDED TWEET: .@billyraycyrus announced as a 2018 inductee to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame! ABOUT BILLY RAY CYRUS: Billy Ray Cyrus continues captivating audiences with his distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage presence. Throughout the course of nearly three decades, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, Kentucky native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album charts at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. Some Gave All also went on to sell 9 million copies. Along the way, Cyrus charted 35 singles, 16 of which are Top 40 hits, including “Could’ve Been Me,” “Where’m Gonna Live When I Get Home,” “She’s Not Cryin,” “Some Gave All,” “Ready, Set, Continue reading
Billy Ray Cyrus Remake of “Tulsa Time” Now Available on iTunes Pre-Order the New Album, Thin Line, and Receive Immediate Downloads of “Hey Elvis” and “Tulsa Time” Country singer-songwriter and entertainer Billy Ray Cyrus has two immediate downloads upon preordering his anticipated new studio album, Thin Line, including the previously announce d “Hey Elvis” and now, “Tulsa Time”. Written by Danny Flowers and originally recorded by Don Williams in 1978, Cyrus adds his own spin to the classic depiction of life at a slower pace and features Aerosmith’s guitarist, Joe Perry. “Joe Perry is a magician on this track; what a gift,” said Cyrus. “The irony behind this cover is that it’s Vernon’s [Cyrus’s character in television series “Still The King”] most successful hit.” Cyrus will release Thin Line on September 9th through Blue Cadillac Music. Cyrus describes the term Thin Line as, “How I live my life; it’s a balance between art and reality,” which serves as the theme of the album. In total, three select tracks will be available to download prior to the album’s launch with a special pre-order price of under $10 on Amazon and iTunes. The third, “Thin Line,” will be available on August 12. Cyrus’ television series on CMT, “Still The King” airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT. As a writer and executive producer of the series, Cyrus also stars as “Burnin’” Vernon Brown, a one-hit wonder turned Elvis-impersonator struggling to get back on his feet. After a run-in with the law, Brown is sentenced to community service and ends up masquerading as the community’s new preacher, and re-connecting wit h his old flame, and a daughter he didn’t know about. Cyrus’ co-stars include Joey Lauren Adams, comedian/actor Kevin Farley (the late Chris Farley’s brother) and Madison Iseman along with cameos by Randy Travis, Darius Rucker, Wayne Newton, Erik Estrada, John Corbett, and more. View the official trailer for Still The King here. For more information on Still The King, visit CMT and follow the series on Facebook. For more information o n Billy Ray Cyrus visit his official website at www.BillyRayCyrus.com and follow him on and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Blue Cadillac Music visit www.bluecadillacmusic.com.
Billy Ray Cyrus Releases New Album, Change My Mind! Billy Ray Cyrus released his 13th album, Change My Mind today (October 23rd)! Can you believe that its release date is actually the 20th anniversary of Some Gave All, his first album that changed our lives with “Achy Breaky Heart”? “Kinda wild that I’m as excited today as I was 20 years ago. This feels like my first time…all over again!” -Billy Ray Cyrus Cyrus may have tried to add some pop to his career, but this time he’s bringing back all the country. Change My Mind features ten original songs either written or co-written by Cyrus. Billy Ray’s Change My Mind is available now at iTunes. Find the complete track listing below. Change My Mind, Complete Track Listing: 1. Change My Mind 2. Once Again 3. Hillbilly Heart 4. Tomorrow Became Yesterday 5. Good as Gone 6. Forgot to Forget 7. That’s What Daddys Do 8. Hope is Just Ahead 9. I’m So Miserable 10. Stomp Watch the Official “Change My Mind” Music Video:
Billy Ray pre-releases his 13th studio album, Change My Mind, for two weeks! For the next two weeks, country music fans get a sneak-peak preview of Billy Ray Cyrus’s new album, Change My Mind. The album is not officially released until October 23, but AOL Music is allowing us full song streams to get us ready for the release of Billy Ray’s 13th album. Cyrus is going back to his “Achy Breaky Heart” roots with the title track on his album. Make sure you check out the pre-release to hear “Change My Mind,” which premiered on Great American Country’s Top 20 Country Countdown, and to hear his nine other new songs. All songs on the album were written or co-written by Cyrus and produced by Grammy-nominated producer Brandon Friesen. Head on over to AOL to get your exclusive pre-release of Change My Mind or your can pre-order the entire album to be released on October 23rd!
Billy Ray Cyrus Set To Release 13th Studio Album Late October. Billy Ray Cyrus will be releasing his 13th studio album, Change My Mind, on October 23. The title track and lead single, “Change My Mind,” is now available at iTunes and other digital retail sites. “My songs come to me when I’m dealing with heavy stuff. If I’m going through something emotional, the songs pour out of me. It’s the only way I know how to express myself. I have lived through every emotion on every one of these songs. I’d just write it all down and tell myself, ‘Lean into the music.’” -Cyrus The official music video for “Change My Mind” is below the track listing for the album. Watch and tell us what you think! Change My Mind Track Listing: 1. Change My Mind 2. Once Again 3. Hillbilly Heart 4. Tomorrow Became Yesterday 5. Good As Gone 6. Forgot to Forget 7. That’s What Daddy’s Do 8. Hope Is Just Ahead 9. I’m So Miserable 10. Stomp
Billy Ray Cyrus Lands Role In Broadway Musical, Chicago. Billy Ray Cyrus is continuing to expand his acting and music careers…this time by joining the cast of Broadway musical classic, Chicago as lawyer Billy Finn. Cyrus’ stint on the live stage will run for seven-weeks between November 5 through December 23 at the Ambassador Theatre in NYC. Despite his Hollywood roles and impending trek to New York City though, Billy Ray hasn’t quite given up on the profession that gave him three #1 hits. The singer has another album, Change My Mind, (read into that title what you will…) coming out that should hit this Fall.
Billy Ray Cyrus Signs Deal With Amazon To Write Memoir. Billy Ray Cyrus has signed a book deal with industry giant, Amazon.com. Cyrus’s memoir is titled “Hillbilly Heart“, and will release in the Spring of 2013. Amazon released the news last week and indicated that Cyrus’s memoir will cover the early years of his life well into the days of parenting a teen…you may have heard of his daughter, Miley Cyrus. The Cyrus family was in and out of the headlines for awhile with the controversy of Billy Ray and Miley’s father-daughter photo taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, his and wife, Trish’s filing for divorce in 2010, and Miley’s girls-gone-wild escapades all over the U.S. I am wondering how much “candor” he’ll utilize when broaching those topics, assuming he addresses them at all. Will you read Billy Ray’s memoir?
Billy Ray Cyrus Plays The Leading Man In A New Original Hallmark Channel Movie! Billy Ray Cyrus will be starring in Christmas Comes Home To Canaan, a Hallmark Channel original movie! This holiday film, also starring Gina Holden, will premiere Saturday, December 17 at 8/7c. Cyrus plays Daniel, a widower and father who finds love in an unexpected place. This is not Cyrus’ first rodeo when it comes to acting and it more than likely won’t be his last. Tune in with your families to see how this story plays out! Here is a sneak peak! Enjoy!
Billy Ray Cyrus Presents TV Special Featuring American Military Families. Billy Ray Cyrus is doing his part to honor and salute members of the American military in a TV special title “I’m American” set to air on GAC-TV Tuesday, June 21st at 8:30pm (ET). The special features 60 military families from the 101st Airborne in Ft. Campbell, KY who were invited to the Cyrus Tennessee farm to to enjoy a barbecue, games, and an acoustic concert. Cyrus performs multiple songs including “Keep the Lights On“, “Some Gave All” and the title song “I’m American” from his upcoming June 28th release. The concert was kicked into high-gear by several guest performances including Bucky Covington, Julie Roberts, Buddy Cannon and Melonie Cannon. This is sure to be one of many concerts in the run-up to July 4th in support and celebration of the men and women who serve their country as members of the American military.
Billy Ray Cyrus and wife Tish have filed for divorce. According to People magazine, Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife of 17 years have filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,” the couple said in a statement. “We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.” While the end of such a long marriage is a sad affair, we certainly hope them both the best.