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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

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.

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.