Billy Ray Cyrus to Release "I'm American" on June 28th
Wed, 11 May 2011 12:35:14
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Billy Ray Cyrus, multi-platinum artist, is known for something other than being Miley Cyrus' dad! He did make a name for himself with the 1990s hit "Achy Breaky Heart!" However, Cyrus will return to his patriotic roots with the June 28th release of his new album I'm American on Buena Vista Records.
It's a red state record and Cyrus' collection of songs dedicated to the spirit of being American features special guest appearances by Amy Grant and country artists (who are also veterans) Jamey Johnson, Craig Morgan and Darryl Worley. Cyrus' single, "Runway Lights," will be shipped to country radio later this month, and will be the theme song to his upcoming TLC Surprise Homecoming series that debuts on May 30th, in which the artist will greet troops coming home from the war.
Inspired by a 2009 USO tour in which Cyrus performed for the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, Cyrus has dedicated the album to a new generation of troops, while paying respect to all veterans past and present. The album will feature eight songs – "Runway Lights," "We Fought Hard," "Keep The Light On," "Stripes and Stars," "I'm American," "Nineteen" and "Old Army Hat." The album will also include a newly re-recorded version of "Some Gave All," the song and title of his debut album released in 1992, which was dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. military, and earned Cyrus the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Entertainers Award.
I applaud Cyrus for his support of the troops who defend our country and fight for our freedom!
Are you going to check out I'm American?