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Billy Ray Cyrus Honors Teacher

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Billy Ray Cyrus honored a Nevada math teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting near Reno last year. The country singer calls Michael Landsberry a “true American hero.”

Billy Ray presented a memorial plaque to Landsberry’s widow, Sharon, during a concert this past weekend. Police say Landsberry tried to talk the middle school shooter into turning over the handgun before he was shot in the chest last October 21. The student wounded two classmates before killing himself.

Billy Ray Cyrus Premiers “Like a Country Song” Music Video

Check out Billy Ray Cyrus’ new music video for “Like A Country Song” from the film with the same name. LIKE A COUNTRY SONG explores the “life happens” experiences of a talented and emerging country singer and reveals the personal character flaws, hurdles and unexpected challenges hindering the momentum of a hopeful career. The film will be featured in limited release in select theaters in Music City and around the nation beginning Friday, June 6th.

Billy Ray Cyrus Brings ‘The Distance’ to CMA Fest

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As Billy Ray Cyrus gears up for the release of his retrospective album THE DISTANCE, the American singer, songwriter and actor has premiered the title track off the album today Monday, June 2 via Rolling Stone Country. Listen to “The Distance” the only new song off The Distance–a collection of hits spanning CYRUS’ 22-year career here: http://tinyurl.com/kppmsdd.

“The song is about going full circle in my life both personally and professionally,” explains CYRUS. “I’m proud to still be standing here and looking forward to what the future holds. I am going the distance.”

Song highlights on THE DISTANCE–due out June 3rdon Mercury/Ume as part of Ume’s ICON album series–include “Stand” (with Miley Cyrus), “Country Music Has the Blues” (with George Jones and Loretta Lynn), “Achy Breaky Heart” and an acoustic version of “Some Gave All.” TasteofCountry.com has premiered the acoustic version of “Some Gave All” off THE DISTANCE. Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/m6mger7. The collection features new versions of some of his most beloved hits, along with some album cuts that never made the radio airwaves. Full tracklisting is below.

1. The Distance (Sandford)
2. Trail Of Tears* (Cyrus)
3. Call Me Daddy* (Cyrus/Von Tress/Sagraves)
4. Busy Man** (Regan/Teren)
5. Wanna Be Your Joe (Cyrus)
6. Stand (with Miley Cyrus), (Dodd/Watts)
7. The Freebird Fell (King/Pyle)
8. Need A Little Help* (Cyrus/Von Tress)
9. Country Music Has The Blues (w/George Jones and Loretta Lynn), (Trace Cyrus)
10. Some Gave All (acoustic), (Cyrus/Cyrus)
11. Achy Breaky Heart*** (Von Tress)

Billy Ray Cyrus heads to Nashville this week CMA Music Festival. On Saturday, June 7th, he’ll perform live at the CMA Music Festival on the Riverfront Stage. Later that night, CYRUS and his band will do a special show at the Grand Ole Opry, set time is 7:45pm. CYRUS will join Craig Morgan, Mel Tillis, Charley Pride, Ricky Skaggs, and more to be added for the Opry show. On Thursday, June 5th, CYRUS will be on hand for a screening of LIKE A COUNTRY SONG, a new independent film he is featured in; it will premiere during CMA Fest at the Regal Cinema. The evening will commence with a cast/celebrity red carpet at 6:00 PM and the film will screen at 7:30PM. LIKE A COUNTRY SONG explores the “life happens” experiences of a talented and emerging country singer and reveals the personal character flaws, hurdles and unexpected challenges hindering the momentum of a hopeful career. The film will be featured in limited release in select theaters in Music City and around the nation beginning Friday, June 6th.

New Billy Ray Cyrus Movie Set to Premier at CMA Fest

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The official motion picture premiere of independent film “Like A Country Song,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is scheduled to take place during “country music’s biggest week” (CMA Fest-2014) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Regal Cinema (3815 Green Hills Village Dr.) in Nashville, TN. The evening will commence with a cast/celebrity red carpet event at 6:00 PM; the film is scheduled to screen at 7:30PM.

Produced and directed by Johnny Remo, alongside Daniel Backman (co-producer) and Tammy Hyler (co-producer/music supervisor) and executive producers Megan and Allan Camaisa (CEO of Risen Media and Risen Magazine), “Like A Country Song” explores “life happens” experiences of a talented and emerging country singer and reveals the personal character flaws, hurdles and unexpected challenges hindering the momentum of a hopeful career.

“The story premise alone makes for a solid country song and we filmed in Nashville, so we thought it most appropriate to celebrate the release in Music City as part of our multi-city premiere schedule,” says Johnny Remo, Director and Producer, SkipStone Pictures. “The film was shot at some of Nashville’s “must-see” entertainment venues (such as The Listening Room Cafe and The Station Inn) and at the Music Row sound/production studio The Tater Shack, while the soundtrack features a collection of songs from a select group of Music Row publishing companies. We are pleased to introduce the piece before our friends in the country music entertainment sector and its fans.”

Billy Ray Cyrus is poised to make a special appearance at Nashville’s world premiere event, joined by the starring cast and music and film executives, to walk to the red carpet before media, fans and film enthusiasts. In company with Cyrus, the film boasts a decorated cast featuring Joel Smallbone [lead singer of the Christian Rock duo For King & Country (named Billboard Magazine’s 2012 “New Artists To Watch,” the reigning Dove Awards “New Artist Of The Year” and Australia’s TRAA “Artist Of The Year”) and co-producer/star of the movie “Taken”] and Booboo Stewart of the critically acclaimed series “Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part I and Part II” and the upcoming major motion picture “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” (set for a May 2014 release). The “Like A Country Song” leading actors and other cast members will be available for red carpet interviews and media opportunities prior to the movie premiere event.

Celebrity guests/country music stars who have demonstrated early support and confirmed their red carpet participation/premiere attendance include: Jamie O’Neal (“When I Think About Angels”/“There Is No Arizona”), Joe Nichols (“Sunny and 75”/“Tequila Makes Her Take Her Clothes Off”), Collin Raye (“Love, Me”/“I Can Still Feel You”) Jana Kramer and Jennifer Wayne.

The “Like A Country Song” premiere is scheduled to debut in Nashville on Thursday, June 5, 2014 and will be featured in select theaters in Music City and around the nation beginning Friday, June 6th, as official. The film will be available in Walmart, via Redbox, Netflix and On Demand following the theater schedule. Billy Ray Cyrus will cap off the momentous “Like A Country Song” celebration with a live performance at the Hard Rock Café outdoor stage in downtown Nashville (100 Broadway) on Friday, June 6th at 5:30PM during CMA Fest week.

Billy Ray Cyrus & Dionne Warwick Perform “Home is Just Ahead” on RAM Country

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Watch Billy Ray Cyrus and the GRAMMY-winning legendary vocalist Dionne Warwick perform the new duet “Hope Is Just Ahead” today, Wednesday, March 19 on “RAM COUNTRY on YAHOO Music.” Watch the duo give an intimate, acoustic performance of the song and give an exclusive interview, here.

Written by Billy Ray, “Hope Is Just Ahead”–the uplifting new single featuring Dionne Warwick–has been climbing on the A/C Chart for the past four weeks. Recorded at Jamie Foxx’s studio in Los Angeles, a portion of the proceeds from “Hope Is Just Ahead” go to “Do The Write Thing-National Campaign to Stop Violence.” The organization helps create awareness to students on the ground level and prevent violent behavior in schools before it escalates.

On Sunday, March 23rd, Billy Ray will head to NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 to get race day started at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. CYRUS will perform a concert beginning at 10:00am on the O’Reilly’s FanZone main stage. To watch, fans must have a ticket to NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 for Sunday, March 23rd. To purchase a ticket, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit: http://www.autoclubspeedway.com.

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