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CMA WINNERS

Billy Ray Cyrus continues shattering records and racking up accolades as the Flatwoods, Kentucky singer/songwriter and global music icon wins the Country Music Association‘s Musical Event of the Year with Lil Nas X for “Old Town Road(Billy Ray Cyrus remix),” a song eliminated on country charts by Billboard critics for not “embracing enough elements of today’s country music.”

This is all on the on the heels of the song being certified diamond by the RIAA as Cyrus leads the pack for nominations as a country artist in the 2019 American Music Awards, yet none of the nods are in country categories. Cyrus is nominated in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category, as well as Favorite Music Video, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song and Favorite Pop/Rock Song.

The CMA win follows a record-breaking year for Cyrus after he took home two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction, as well as two trophies at the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year. The 2019 American Music Awards air November 24 on ABC.

The all-genre field is no stranger to Cyrus. In 1992, his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks. 

Not only is “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)” the first song of 2019 to gain the diamond recognition, it is the first in the RIAA’s history to meet the minimum requirement of 10,000,000 units sold so quickly.

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NOAH CYRUS TO PERFORM AT SPACE 15TWENTY IN LOS ANGELES IN SUPPORT OF MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

DEBUTS APPAREL COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CRYSTAL CAMPAIGN

100% OF PROCEEDS TO GO TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THE JED FOUNDATION



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‘LONELY’

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In honor of World Mental Health Day, RECORDS/Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus will be performing an acoustic set at Los Angeles’ Space 15Twenty on Saturday, October 19 in partnership with The Crystal Campaign. “A LONELY ACOUSTIC SESSION” will feature Cyrus performing songs for fans and friends, followed by a Q&A and discussion about mental health.
 
Today, Noah Cyrus also launched The LONELY Collection, in collaboration with The Crystal Campaign. Cyrus will donate 100% of her proceeds in support of non-profit organization The Jed Foundation, which protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. Mental health issues are the leading cause of disability worldwide, and cases of anxiety, depression, and suicide have risen sharply in the last decade.
 
The LONELY Collection, which features a soirée of metaphysical icons and cartoon symbols alongside The Crystal Campaign’s hallmark earth-stone definitions, will include premium sweatshirts and sweatpants creatively designed by Cyrus. The capsule weaves delicately into Noah’s long- standing affinity toward mental health issues in her music, and the challenges they pose for young people in today’s increasingly globalized world. An advocate herself, Cyrus spoke candidly about mental health awareness on an expert panel with Lauv and The Jed Foundation last week – the apparel collection is inspired by her latest single, “Lonely.”
 
The event tomorrow is presented by The Crystal Campaign, mental health advocacy organization on a mission to make mental health as important and common as physical health. The unique event will open with a crystal healing meditation by Unplug guru and author Megan Monahan. Past talent featured in the campaign includes Pharrell Williams, Willow Smith, J Balvin, and Gigi Gorgeous. “We are intentionally leveraging everyday platforms of fashion, entertainment, and technology to create a global conversation to remove the stigma of mental health,” says campaign CEO Andrei Najjar.” Urban Outfitters has also partnered with the Crystal Campaign with 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of the Pendant Necklace going toward mental health advocacy and direct relief efforts in support of the non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms.
 
The release of the collection falls in tandem with the global online rollout of The Crystal Campaign’s Pendant Necklace with Urban Outfitters. To support the releases, The Crystal Campaign will be holding “A LONELY ACOUSTIC SESSION” at venue Space 15Twenty in Los Angeles starring Noah Cyrus. The Pendant Necklace launched at Urban Outfitters in honor of World Mental Health Day on Thursday, October 10th, and Noah Cyrus’ apparel collection is available from today HERE.
 
“The Jed Foundation is thrilled to partner with The Crystal Campaign and Noah Cyrus to raise awareness about mental health and to encourage more dialogue about these important issues,“ shared Katie Cunningham, JED’s Chief Programs and Operations Officer.
 
The Crystal Campaign aims to connect 1 million people with mental health resources within its first year. According to CEO Andrei Najjar, “We are intentionally leveraging everyday platforms of fashion, entertainment, and technology to create a global conversation and remove the stigma of mental health, while funding resources that directly help people.” TCC will continue a global rollout of fashion and entertainment partnerships and expand its digital magazine to erase the stigma surrounding mental health.
 
Noah Cyrus’ latest release ‘Lonely’ was accompanied by the stunning video co-directed by Symone Ridgell and Noah herself. The video features choir members sourced by The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Music Program, and perfectly encapsulates the heart wrenching isolation and need for human connection that the song – penned by Noah – so beautifully conveys. 
 
“It’s about vulnerability, trauma and dropping your facade, but also about human connection and finding strength among others (one of the many reasons it felt particularly powerful to work with the Los Angeles LGBT Center).”  Co-director Symone Ridgell reveals. “Lyrically, Noah’s music is always strikingly raw, and for this song, a video that reflects that is the only kind that could be justified to accompany it.” Noah elaborates: “Sometimes there can be dozens of people around you but you still feel lonely. I wanted the video to show what it could really feel like.”
 
Watch the video for ‘Lonely’ HERE.
 
This summer, 19-year-old Noah Cyrus returned with her timeless single ‘July,’ which continues to gain momentum globally, approaching 40-million combined global streams to date, the track is currently the cover of Spotify’s esteemed Pop Rising Playlist and has climbed to an average of 2 million streams per week on Spotify alone. Watch the music video for ‘July’ HERE.
          


About The Crystal Campaign (crystalcampaign.com, @thecrystalcampaign)
The Crystal Campaign is a global movement of healing with the mission to make mental health as important and common of a conversation as physical health. Designed by award-winning brand studio Atelier Collective, The Campaign consists of an alliance of leaders in entertainment, sports, spirituality, psychology, politics, and business to end the stigma around mental health.
 
About Space 15Twenty (@space15twenty)
Space 15Twenty is Urban Outfitters’ first concept store located in Los Angeles featuring an outdoor courtyard, a performance space, pop-up gallery, and restaurant. Aligning with local music, film and art venues, Space 15Twenty presents a rotating cast of musicians, artists and designers. 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. (323) 465-1893
 
About The Jed Foundation (jedfoundation.org, @jedfoundation)
The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health. Learn more at: jedfoundation.org.

 
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AND LIL NAS X WIN BET HIP HOP AWARDS

Billy Ray Cyrus is making room on the trophy shelf again as the BET Hip Hop Awards honors the Flatwoods, Kentucky singer-songwriter with two trophies for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year with Lil Nas X on the record shattering 19-week No. 1 “Old Town Road” (remix, featuring Cyrus).

“Thank you to the BET Hip Hop Awards and hip hop/rap community for the Best Collab and Single of the Year wins. You kept OTR at No. 1 for 19 consecutive weeks. More importantly, you made me feel welcomed into your home and world. I’m dedicating these wins to Mr. Nipsey Hussle – a legend gone way too soon,” Cyrus shared.

Recently, Cyrus learned he was nominated in the Musical Event of the Year category with Lil Nas X during the 53rd CMA Awards after taking home two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction for Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix, featuring Cyrus).”

About Billy Ray Cyrus:
Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Recently, Cyrus has shattered records with Lil Nas X with the global smash, “Old Town Road,” which has remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks. Returning to his Kentucky roots, BBR Music Group/BMG released Cyrus’s new single on July 19 with emerging artist Johnny McGuire titled, “Chevys and Fords,” which Rolling Stone Country proclaimed is “a gently rocking country tune brimming with Springsteen-inspired, vehicle-based nostalgia…finds the two vocalists singing about how they come from a long line of Chevys and Fords.’
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Billy Ray Cyrus Celebrates 19 Weeks No .1

Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating 19 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 all-genre chart with Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road, the Billy Ray Cyrus Remix.” Cyrus also happens to be the only country artist nominated for the upcoming MTV VMA Awards, with seven nominations.  “Thank you everybody! This is YOUR song! YOU took this song to the top and kept it there,” Cyrus shared.

The global superstar’s hot streak continues with the announcement that he’s co-hosting the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards September 8. Recently, Cyrus released his new single, “Chevys and Fords,” with fellow BBR Music Group/BMG artist Johnny McGuire.

On August 26, Cyrus will attend the MTV VMA Awards where he’s nominated in the following categories:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot”
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

BEST COLLABORATION
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – “ME!”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv”

BEST HIP HOP
2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – “Rule the World”
21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “a lot”
Cardi B – “Money”
DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Travis Scott ft. Drake – “SICKO MODE”

BEST DIRECTION
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Directed by Dave Meyers
FKA twigs – “Cellophane” – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
Ariana Grande – “thank you, next” Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Directed by Calmatic​
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – “No New Friends” – Directed by Dano Cerny​
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

BEST EDITING
Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Tints” – Editing by Elias Talbot
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Editing by Calmatic​
Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” – Editing by Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
Solange – “Almeda” – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Editing by Jarrett Fijal​

BEST ART DIRECTION
BTS ft. Halsey – “Boy With Luv” – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” – Art Direction by John Richoux​
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter​
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Art Direction by Brittany Porter
Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – “I Love It” – Art Direction by Tino Schaedle

Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus feat. Young Thug & Mason Ramsey “Old Town Road (Remix)” Out Now

Record-shattering artists Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus have unveiled a new version of their global No.1 hit today. The new official remix of “Old Town Road” features viral singer/yodeler Mason Ramsey and hip-hop heavyweight Young Thug, alongside Nas and Cyrus. CLICK HERE to stream.

The cultural phenomenon that is “Old Town Road” feat. Cyrus has achieved RIAA© Diamond status of more than 10 million units and continues to lead the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 for the 14th consecutive week.

“Old Town Road” is now officially the longest running Hot 100 hip-hop single of all time and the first song in history to sell 10,000,000 copies while remaining No.1 on Billboard. The star-studded music video for the track has exceeded 200 Million views since released in May.

Recently, Lionsgate unleashed a trailer featuring “Old Town Road” to promote the September 20 release of “Rambo: Last Blood,” starring Sylvester Stallone. CLICK HERE to watch.

Lionsgate Releases Rambo Trailer

 

Today, Lionsgate unleashed a new trailer featuring Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” to promote the September 20 release of “Rambo: Last Blood,” starring Sylvester Stallone. Click here to watch.  

The trailer’s release coincides with the eighth consecutive week “Old Town Road” rules the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and boasts the second-biggest streaming week ever following the May 17 premiere of the official video .

“Old Town Road” continues to shatter its own records and knocked itself out of the No. 2 streaming spot with 130.7 million last week:

Total weekly U.S. streams, Title, Artist, Chart date
143 million, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 20, 2019
130.7 million, “Old Town Road,” June 1, 2019
125.2 million, “Old Town Road,” April 27, 2019
116.2 million, “In My Feelings,” Drake, July 28, 2018
114.4 million, “Old Town Road,” May 4, 2019
106.2 million, “In My Feelings,” Aug. 4, 2018
104.1 million, “Old Town Road,” May 18, 2019
104 million, “Old Town Road,” May 11, 2019
103.1 million, “Old Town Road,” May 25, 2019

Three years before “Old Town Road,” Cyrus began planning his passion project, The SnakeDoctor Circus, with his longtime musical soulmate, Don Von Tress. The concept album, which “employs some fanciful allegorical imagery to make a very serious real-life point” (Taste of Country),” is available now via BMG. Billboard compared Cyrus’ performance of I’ve Been Around” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” as a “powerful Johnny Cash-like ballad.” 
 
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About Billy Ray Cyrus:
Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley.

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LIL NAS X : “OLD TOWN ROAD” VIDEO

LIL NAS X PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “OLD TOWN ROAD” (FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS) [REMIX]

FEATURES CAMEOS FROM CHRIS ROCK, VINCE STAPLES, RICO NASTY, DIPLO, HA HA DAVIS, JOZZY & “OLD TOWN ROAD” BEAT CREATOR YOUNGKI

Record-shattering artist Lil Nas X has premiered the highly-anticipated video for his global smash hit “Old Town Road” remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The video was directed by Calmatic and features cameos from Chris Rock, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Ha Ha Davis, Jozzy and “Old Town Road” beat creator YoungKio. Watch Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus as western outlaws on a wild time-traveling adventure. Moving from the 1800s to modern day, their journey is a rootin’ tootin’ haze of horses, gun smoke and dance moves that set the old town road ablaze.

Flipping the industry upside down, disrupting the charts, and raising the bar for genre-less culture, “Old Town Road” continues its reign at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the sixth week in a row. The song was the No. 1 greatest airplay gainer on the Mediabase rhythm and urban airplay charts this week, notching over 99 million in total radio audience. Together with the Billy Ray Cyrus and Diplo remixes, “Old Town Road” has accumulated over 1 billion worldwide streams to date and has sold over 4 Million combined units in the US alone.

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About Billy Ray Cyrus:

Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Cyrus will release his new studio album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, via BMG May 24.

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BMG TO RELEASE MUCH-ANTICIPATED BILLY RAY CYRUS ALBUM THE SNAKEDOCTOR CIRCUS MAY 24

While Billy Ray Cyrus shares the No. 1 song on all music streaming platforms worldwide with the remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Cyrus is equally excited about the release of his long-planned album, The SnakeDoctor Circus. Cyrus and BMG planned to release the concept record on May 24 long before the phenomenon of “Old Town Road.”

“Life is a series of adjustments. I’ve been working on this album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, for more than two years now. In January this year, my label, BMG, had planned and scheduled the release of this album May 24. Twenty-seven days ago, I heard a song from Lil Nas X and felt the injustice of the way he was being treated. You just don’t pull the rug out from under someone like that. He impacted a worldwide psyche and touched a universal harmony. That’s when I made the adjustment in my schedule, went to the studio, wrote a new verse and sang on ‘Old Town Road’ with Lil Nas X,” said Cyrus.

Cyrus recorded The SnakeDoctor Circus in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with some of the most respected musicians, including Cyrus’ longtime collaborator and songwriting mentor, Don Von Tress, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dewey Lyndon “Spooner” Oldham (piano), Nashville Musician’s Hall of Fame Member Will McFarlane, as well as David Hood (bass guitar), Kelvin Holly (electric/acoustic/bass guitar), Bekka Bramlett (vocals, tambourine), Kimi Samson (violin, viola, piano), Caleb Elliott (cello), Will McFarlane (electric guitar), James LeBlanc (electric guitar), Mike ‘Dillon’ Curington (drums), John Brannen (acoustic guitar, harmonica), Shonna Tucker (bass guitar), Angela Hacker (vocals), Larry Byrom (piano), Mick Utley (piano), Johnny Monteagle (drums, baritone sax, synth) and Jimmy Nutt (acoustic/electric guitars, tambourine, percussion). Nutt, a Grammy®-winning recording engineer, also mixed The SnakeDoctor Circus.   

It’s a full circle moment for Cyrus because Von Tress wrote the multi-platinum smash “Achy Breaky Heart” on Cyrus’ record-breaking debut album Some Gave All. Cyrus penned “Some Gave All” about a Vietnam veteran in 1989 only to meet Von Tress, whom is also a Vietnam veteran, a few years later. The collaboration between the two songwriting titans more than 25 years ago continues with new music on The SnakeDoctor Circus.

About Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus.

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Following the overwhelming demand of “The Goddess of Democracy,” a new song from his forthcoming album, Billy Ray Cyrus and The Snake Doctor Circus, Cyrus will return to the TODAY Show Wednesday, Sept. 5 to promote a cause he’s passionate about: supporting U.S. veterans.

As a DAV (Disabled American Veterans) celebrity ambassador, Cyrus provided a re-recording of his multi-platinum selling smash, “Some Gave All,” to be included in a new movie benefiting DAV. “God Bless The Broken Road,” which is in theaters nationwide next Friday, Sept. 7, tells the inspirational story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence.

“I wrote ‘Some Gave All’ about a Vietnam veteran, so I am honored that DAV and its new film “God Bless The Broken Road” included my song. Veterans are the heartbeat of America. So go to the theatres September 7 and support Disabled American Veterans!” Billy Ray Cyrus shared.

“God Bless The Broken Road” focuses on the importance of family, friends, and faith, while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States Military.

Proceeds from the film will go to DAV, a nonprofit charity that provides support for veterans of all generations and their families. The more successful the movie is, the more veterans the DAV gets to serve.

For more information on DAV, visit DAV.org.

Aretha Franklin

Brenda Lee, Wynonna Judd, Tanya Tucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Anderson and David Bellamy Mourn the Passing of Aretha Franklin

“The music industry lost a lot of it’s soul with the passing of the great Aretha Franklin. With all of her success, stardom and notoriety, she kept her feet close to the ground and gave her heart to the world. ” -Brenda Lee

“I am just heartbroken. This cannot be happening. Oh how I love her. Meeting her was such a highlight. She is THE shero who changed my life. Her voice. Listening to her brings me closer to Heaven and I will love her forever. We have lost an American treasure. It’s the end of an era.” -Wynonna Judd

“I never had the chance to meet her, but I love her. I mean, doesn’t everyone? She is the grand dame of soul! She could sing anything and make you believe it! I regret not having met a few of my heroes and icons in the music business, and she is definitely one of them. My thoughts and prayers are with Aretha’s family. All my love and great admiration to her!” -Tanya Tucker

“I never had the pleasure of meeting Aretha Franklin, but I was extremely honored when she recorded a song I co-wrote back in the seventies. The song was called, “I May Never Get To Heaven,” and was later a No. 1 country hit for Conway Twitty. Aretha put her own unique, personal stamp on it, and as great artists often do, made the song her very own. I admired her tremendously, and never tired of telling people that she recorded a song that I had a hand in writing. Rest in peace, Ms. Aretha, and thank you for the sunshine you brought into this country boy’s life.” -Bill Anderson

“Rest in peace Aretha Franklin. An amazing talent with one of the most moving voices of all time. Your music will live on forever.” -Billy Ray Cyrus

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of such a musical icon. Aretha was simply the greatest singer of her generation. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.” -David Bellamy