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Billy Ray Cyrus: To Appear On Chelsea Lately on E! Tomorrow, February 13; New Singles Out Now

Tomorrow’s Valentine’s-themed episode of “Chelsea Lately” will feature multiple Grammy nominated and winning country star, Billy Ray Cyrus. Fans can tune in at 11pm ET/PT on E! Entertainment tomorrow, February 13th, to watch.

This week also saw Cyrus drop two new singles. One being the re-imagining of his 1992 hit “Achy Breaky Heart”, featuring Hip Hop artist Buck22 and Larry King, titled “Achy Breaky Heart Pt 2″.

“It all started with Larry King… We were playing around in the studio and decided to do something fun for the 22nd anniversary of the song,” CYRUS notes of the raucous remake. “It’s so wrong, it’s right. Happy Valentine’s week…”

The other was the considerably more sombre “Hope Is Just Ahead”, a duet ballad Cyrus recorded with music legend Dionne Warwick at Jamie Foxx’s studio in LA. A portion of the proceeds of “Hope Is Just Ahead” will be donated to “Do The Write Thing-National Campaign to Stop Violence”, an organization that helps students at the ground level and tries to prevent violent behavior before it escalates.

Photo: Billy Ray Cyrus Press Photo

PHOTOS: Billy Ray Cyrus Celebrates The 4th of July With The LA Dodgers


Billy Ray Cyrus celebrated his 4th of July by performing the National Anthem at the LA Dodgers home game versus the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. As a salute to our troops, the singer/songwriter also performed “God Bless America” standing alongside a few of our brave men recognizing their service overseas.

“What an honor it was to spend the 4th of July celebrating at Dodger stadium. It could not be more perfect to celebrate America with America’s favorite pastime,” said Billy. “Singing both the Anthem and ‘God Bless America’ while standing right beside some of America’s true heroes – our servicemen and women – is a moment that I will never forget.”
Cyrus is currently in the studio working on a new album tentatively titled Change My Mind expected for release this fall. He is set to make his debut in the Broadway play Chicago on Nov. 5, and will continue his run through Dec. 23.

Cyrus has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and has had three No. 1 hit singles since breaking through to the mainstream with Some Gave All.

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Billy Ray Cyrus pictured with Baseball Legend Tommy Lasorda

Photo Credit: Juan Ocampo/LA Dodgers

Billy Ray Cyrus Releasing Tell-All Memoir

Billy Ray Cyrus.

Billy Ray Cyrus has announced plans to release a tell-all memoir “Hillbilly Heart” in the spring of 2013. It will be the first time Billy will open up about his success, troublesome years, and raising Miley Cyrus. He promises to share with his fans his whole life’s story – even if it hurts.

“You only get one chance to tell your life story. This is my chance to set the record straight. I realized that over the years that there have been untruths and misconceptions about me, my music, my life, my family and our dreams. I’m going to lay out the facts starting from August 25th, 1961 and work my way to the present, even if it stings a little.”

Billy released his latest studio album “I’m American” in 2011.

Billy Ray Cyrus Admits “Big Mistake”

Billy Ray Cyrus.

Billy Ray Cyrus was a guest on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” show this week and admitted the infamous interview he gave GQ was a “big mistake.” In the interview, Cyrus said that Disney and Hannah Montana had “destroyed” his family and put his daughter, Miley Cyrus, in great danger to the point of him worrying about her. He explained his choice of words as something that came out of a “dark time.”

“I made a big mistake even giving that interview. It was the darkest time of my life. Dark. It was dark. Turbulent, and that would have been a real good time for me to probably go and sit by the fire alone.”

Cyrus also believes that his daughter was meant to bring hope to the world and do good things with her fame. In the same interview with Piers Morgan, Cyrus claims Miley is a “natural born singer/songwriter/entertainer” and that she “has a lot to offer the world.”

“And, you know, she ain’t perfect and I sure as hell ain’t, you know. I mean, none of us are. But Miley really, really has a good heart. And she loves people. She loves music. She loves entertaining. There’s a lot of things that Miley does that I wouldn’t go into right now on a humanitarian basis. But Miley is a great humanitarian. She really cares about her fellow man, and people, and the planet and animals.”

You can watch the interview streamed on CNN’s website HERE.

Lineup For Free Riverfront Concerts at CMA Fest Announced


This year’s CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss this great lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront stage! The lineup for the free daily concerts is packed with more than 50 artists, from Country music legends to the brightest up-and-coming stars.

CMA Award nominees Big & Rich will kick off the festival on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM central time. “Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival, and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Those scheduled to perform at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.

Texaco Country Showdown Launches

Miranda Lambert.

Have you ever wanted to follow the footsteps of Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley or Garth Brooks? All three artists once competed in the Texaco Country Showdown, and the competition is returning this year thanks to KHSR in Coos Bay, OR. It’s the eighth season for “Texaco Country Showdown: America’s Largest Country Music Talent Search” and the first audition round is happening on May 10th. If you want to see if you have what it takes to be the next big name in country music, then stop by for the auditions at 7 pm PST at the Hales Center For The Performing Arts at Southwestern Community College. The auditions are open to the public and anyone is welcome to try-out for the competition by registering first.

Over 450 radio stations annually hold local events which lead up to the National Final on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The finalists that make it to the National Final will compete for the title of “Best New Act in Country Music” and  $100,000 in prizes. Past winners at local, state and national levels include Miranda, Brad, Garth, Neal McCoy and Billy Ray Cyrus. For more information, visit the Texaco Country Showdown official website.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Mitzi Dawn

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Sometimes life takes you places you never thought you would go.  Sometimes those places are where you never wanted to be.  But if you’re strong enough, you can find your way back.  Such is the story of Mitzi Dawn.

To say that Mitzi Dawn is colorful is an understatement on many levels.  She’s fascinating, funny, and, yes, flawed.  She slipped into the darkness of self-induced drug and alcohol addiction, but has since climbed her way to the light.

Weston Burt Signs With Octagon & Paradigm

Will Hamrick, Ramblin' Music; Josh Swan, Paradigm; Gene Brooks, Ramblin' Music; Cliff Downs, Ramblin' Music; Greg Janese, Paradigm; Stuart Dill, Octagon; Mike Snider, Paradigm; Zac Koffler, Octagon.

New entertainment company Ramblin’ Music announced the opening of their Nashville office and have signed their flagship artist Weston Burt to a recording contract on its label. Weston has now also signed with Octagon Entertainment for management and Paradigm for booking management.

“Weston Burt is a young talent who simply loves to entertain,” said Stuart Dill, Senior Vice President/General Manager of Octagon-Nashville. “His music and live shows are absolutely infectious and we’re proud to be in business with Weston, with Ramblin’ Music and with Paradigm.”

Weston joins fellow artists  Laura Bell Bundy, SHeDAISY, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jo Dee Messina in the Nashville chapter of the organization; and Octagon Entertainment artists Piers Morgan, Nancy O’Dell, Erin Burnett, Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Curt Menefee.


SheDaisy Signs With Octagon Entertainment

SheDaisy. photo credit: Lyric Street Records.

The all-female country trio SheDaisy have signed an exclusive management agreement with Octagon Entertainment. Working with SheDaisy as part of the agreement will be Stuart Dill and John Ferriter. Octagon Entertainment is also home to Billy Ray Cyrus, Jo Dee Messina and Laura Bell Bundy.

Stuart says:

“Major plans are underway for a new album and tour. We look forward with great anticipation to ramping up SheDaisy in the coming year.”

Ferriter had much more to say on the signing:

“I’ve been a fan of SheDaisy since I first saw the girls perform. Their voices blend so beautifully and I couldn’t be more excited to work them and call them friends and clients. Kristyn and her sisters write amazing material and the new material just knocked me out. It’s rare to find a group that is so telegenic and we plan to utilize the many facets of the entertainment business and the many tentacles of Octagon to help guide the next phase of their career.”

It should be interesting to see what they all have planned for 2012. I still think we need a lot more strong all-female groups in country music.

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Pick Producers for Upcoming CDs

Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina.

No release dates for their CDs have been set quite yet, but according to, American Idol’s Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina have picked producers for their upcoming albums. McCreery has picked Mark Bright for his CD, while Lauren has chosen Byron Gallimore for hers.

Bright has produced albums for artists such as Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Danny Gokey. He is the former CEO of a Christian music label called Word Records.