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Cyrus walks "Thin Line"

Monday, June 6, 2016 – Billy Ray Cyrus announced Monday he would release a new album, "Thin Line," in September. Cyrus also co-stars in a new TV series starting this month.

Blue Cadillac Music will release the disc on Sept. 9. Cyrus describes Thin Line as, "How I live my life; it's a balance between art and reality."

Three songs will be available to download prior to the September album launch. The first, "Hey Elvis," is available now. Cyrus's cover of the Don Williams classic "Tulsa Time" will be available July 8, and the title track "Thin Line" will be available on Aug. 12.

Cyrus first was keen on "Hey Elvis," written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters, almost 20 years ago. Cyrus sings on his version with Adams, and former Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes on the rock song. Cyrus released a video for the song as well.

Cyrus created the label in 2012 with Brandon Friesen. Cyrus released his previous album,' Change My Mind," on the label.

Cyrus also is launching a new television series on CMT, "Still The King." The series premieres Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. eastern/Pacific. Cyrus, a writer and executive producer of the series, also stars as "Burnin' Vernon" Brown, a one-hit wonder turned Elvis-impersonating scoundrel. 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, Leslie David Baker, Lacey Chabert, comedian/actor Kevin Farley and Madison Iseman along with cameos by Randy Travis, Darius Rucker, Wayne Newton, Erik Estrada and John Corbett.

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Change My Mind Blue Cadillac Music Reviewed by Jeff Lincoln No one can accuse Billy Ray Cyrus of not working hard enough. He's put out 12 releases (beginning with 1992's massive "Some Gave All"), all while keeping a regular TV acting slate. But he shows no sign of slowing down, and one can definitely sense that tireless quality here. There's a "more is more" philosophy coloring nearly the whole first half of the proceedings. Busy country/rock arrangements »»»
Back To Tennessee CD review - Back To Tennessee
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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