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Billy Ray Cyrus Remakes Classic Hit, “Tulsa Time”

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Billy Ray Cyrus has two immediate downloads upon preordering his anticipated new studio album, Thin Line, including the previously announced “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 12th.

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 with 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.

For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus visit his official website at www.BillyRayCyrus.com

Billy Ray Cyrus Releases Music Video for “Hey Elvis”

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The official music video for Billy Ray Cyrus‘ “Hey Elvis” is here!

“Hey Elvis” features Cyrus in what he describes as an, “’Elvis’ Where Art Thou” theme.

Cyrus fell in love with the track, written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters, nearly twenty years ago. This gritty rock rendition combines the unique forces of Cyrus, Adams, and the legendary “The Voice Of Rock,” Glenn Hughes. Hughes, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple on April 8th, provided a fresh influence on the song’s latest version.

In a recent statement about collaborating with Hughes, Cyrus stated,

“He not only solidifies a magic pocket in the groove with his bass, but also injects the voice of rock onto the backend of the song.”

Cyrus is quick to highlight the importance behind his admiration for Elvis’ musical footprint. In 1992, the iconic Johnny Cash sent a letter to Cyrus recognizing the career parallel between Elvis and Cyrus in which he wrote:

“Thirty-six years ago I was working with Elvis and saw him take the same kind of flak you’re taking now. Congratulations on the way you’re handling it all. In your case, as in Elvis’, the good outweighs the bad. Let ’em have it. I’m in your corner.”

To this day, still inspired by Cash’s words, Cyrus prepares to release new material this fall in which “Hey Elvis” will be included.

The tribute to Elvis continues with the launch of “Still The King,” CMT’s new scripted comedy starring Cyrus, debuting Sunday, June 12 at 9pm, ET/PT. Cyrus stars as “Burnin’” Vernon Brown, a one-hit-wonder country artist who emerges decades later as an Elvis impersonator. After a drunken accident into a church sign, Brown is sentenced to perform community service for the church as part of his parole. He pretends to be the congregation’s new minister in attempt to reconnect with a former one-night-stand (Joey Lauren Adams), when he learns he has a 15-year-old daughter (Madison Iseman) he’s never met.

“Hey Elvis” is available for download via digital outlets Amazon and iTunes on Friday, June 3rd.

For more information on “Still The King” visit CMT and follow “Still the King” on Facebook.

For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus visit his official website at www.BillyRayCyrus.com and follow him on and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Got Jokes About Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Wedding

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Billy Ray Cyrus is coy about daughter Miley Cyrus and beau Liam Hemsworth’s plans for the future.

After breaking off an engagement in 2013, the two rekindled their romance earlier this year. Sources later told E! News in January they had gotten re-engaged and Miley, 23, has over the past few months been spotted with Liam, 26, and his family and has also been wearing what appears to be the engagement ring he gave her the first time.

When asked if the two are officially engaged, Billy Ray, 54, told E! News’ Carissa Culiner exclusively,

“Here’s what I do know. They’re so happy. That’s the main thing.”

“Miley and I, we always had this slogan—’If you ain’t happy, it ain’t working.’ Just seeing these—I still call ’em kids—these two kids happy, that’s all that matters.”

Miley and Liam have not commented about their rekindled relationship. If they do end up marrying, Billy Ray is ready to perform any wedding duties they’d like.

“If any of my kids decide that they’re gonna have a wedding of any kind, whatever role they want me to play, I’ll be there, you know what I mean?” he told Culiner. “They want me to be the butler—that’s fine. Whatever they choose. I might make a good preacher.”

Meanwhile, Billy Ray has another elaborate, far less personal, star-studded event to prepare for: The 2016 CMT Awards, which take place June 8.

“I’m going to do something at the awards,” Billy Ray told Culiner. “I’m real excited about it. Country music is in a great spot right now. There’s a lot of great talent out there.”

Billy Ray and Miley had co-hosted the CMT Music Awards in 2008, three years before their Disney Channel series Hannah Montana ended its run after four seasons.

Billy Ray is set to make his big TV return with the CMT comedy series Still the King, which premieres on June 12.

Billy Ray Cyrus Joins List of Artists Standing Up Against Anti-LGBT Bills

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Billy Ray Cyrus joins a list of artists, including Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen, that are standing up against the discriminatory bills that are threatening the rights and safety of the LGBT community.

“I would feel negligent to not speak up,” said Cyrus. “In light of my good friend Bryan Adams taking a stand and my daughter having been on the ground floor of this movement, this issue is very important to me. As a friend and dad… I’ve witnessed this fight from the very beginning. I think everyone should be treated equal. We’ve come too far; we can’t mess this up.”

The announcement comes after it was released that Adams was canceling an upcoming show in Mississippi to protest the state’s new pro-discrimination law targeting the LGBT community.

Coincidentally, on Friday, Cyrus released a track featuring Bryan Adams and the legendary “The Voice of Rock,” Glenn Hughes, titled “Hey Elvis.” Hughes, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple on April 8th, provided a fresh influence on the song’s latest version.

As Cyrus put it, “There is a little Elvis in all of us; no matter who you are or where you come from.”

For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus and his upcoming projects, visit his website at  www.BillyRayCyrus.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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