BILLY RAY CYRUS WORLD PREMIERE OF BRAND NEW SONG “THE DISTANCE” TODAY, MONDAY, JUNE 2 VIA ROLLING STONE COUNTRY

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BILLY RAY CYRUS
WORLD PREMIERE OF BRAND NEW SONG
THE DISTANCE
TODAY, MONDAY, JUNE 2 VIA ROLLING STONE COUNTRY 

 ‘THE DISTANCE’
RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM OUT TUESDAY, JUNE 3 AS PART OF MERCURY/Ume’s ICON SERIES

BILLY RAY CYRUS AND HIS BAND TO PERFORM LIVE AT
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NASHVILLE
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
RIVERFRONT STAGE (10am)
AND AT THE
GRAND OLE OPRY (7:45pm)


THE DISTANCEcover artwork:http://msopr.com/files/the_distance_cover_art.JPG

As BILLY RAY CYRUS gears up for the release of his retrospective album THE DISTANCE, the American singer, songwriter and actor has premiered the title track off the album today Monday, June 2 via Rolling Stone Country. Listen to “The Distance” the only new song off THE DISTANCE–a collection of hits spanning CYRUS’ 22-year career which has been marked by multiple GRAMMY nominations–here:http://tinyurl.com/kppmsdd.

“The song is about going full circle in my life both personally and professionally,” explains CYRUS. “I’m proud to still be standing here and looking forward to what the future holds. I am going the distance.”

Song highlights on THE DISTANCE–due out June 3rdon Mercury/Ume as part of Ume’s ICON album series–include “Stand” (with Miley Cyrus), “Country Music Has the Blues” (with George Jones and Loretta Lynn), “Achy Breaky Heart” and an acoustic version of “Some Gave All.” TasteofCountry.com has premiered the acoustic version of “Some Gave All” off THE DISTANCE. Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/m6mger7. The collection features new versions of some of his most beloved hits, along with some album cuts that never made the radio airwaves.Full tracklisting is below.

 

Photo credit: Jimmy Steinfeldt: http://tinyurl.com/p7fvlq5.

 

CYRUS heads to Nashville this week CMA Music Festival. On Saturday, June 7, he’ll perform live at the CMA Music Festival on the Riverfront Stage (http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/tickets). Later that night, CYRUS and his band will do a special show at the Grand Ole Opry (2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214), set time is 7:45pm. CYRUS will join Craig Morgan, Mel Tillis, Charley Pride, Ricky Skaggs, and more to be added for the Opry show. On Thursday, June 5, CYRUS will be on hand for a screening of LIKE A COUNTRY SONG, a new independent film he is featured in; it will premiere during CMA Fest at the Regal Cinema (3815 Green Hills Village Dr., Nashville). The evening will commence with a cast/celebrity red carpet at 6:00 PM and the film will screen at 7:30PM. LIKE A COUNTRY SONG explores the “life happens” experiences of a talented and emerging country singer and reveals the personal character flaws, hurdles and unexpected challenges hindering the momentum of a hopeful career. The film will be featured in limited release in select theaters in Music City and around the nation beginning Friday, June 6 (www.likeacountrysong.com). 

Following is the tracklisting for THE DISTANCE, part of Mercury/Ume’s ICON series.

1.         The Distance (Sandford)
2.         Trail Of Tears* (Cyrus)
3.         Call Me Daddy* (Cyrus/Von Tress/Sagraves)
4.         Busy Man** (Regan/Teren)
5.         Wanna Be Your Joe (Cyrus)
6.         Stand (with Miley Cyrus), (Dodd/Watts)
7.         The Freebird Fell (King/Pyle)
8.         Need A Little Help* (Cyrus/Von Tress)
9.         Country Music Has The Blues (w/George Jones and Loretta Lynn), (Trace     Cyrus)
10.       Some Gave All (acoustic), (Cyrus/Cyrus)
11.       Achy Breaky Heart*** (Von Tress) 

All tracks produced by BILLY RAY CYRUS except otherwise noted.
*Produced by Terry Shelon and Billy Ray Cyrus
**Produced by John Kelton and Keith Stegall
***Produced by Joe Scaife and Jim Cotton
+Produced by Chas Sanford

Catch BILLY RAY CYRUS on the road in the following cities below. Expect more dates to be announced soon.

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

SAT

6/7

Nashville, TN

CMA Festival Riverfront Stage (10am)

SAT

6/7

Nashville, TN

The Grand Ole Opry (7:45pm)

SAT

6/21

Winnipeg, AB, Canada

Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

SAT

7/5

Incline Village, NV

Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Festival

www.billyraycyrus.com

https://twitter.com/billyraycyrus
http://www.youtube.com/user/billyraycyrus
http://www.youtube.com/user/SeriouslyCyrusTV 

Press Releases and Assets:
http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/billy-ray-cyrus/

 

CMT video premiere for “Hope Is Just Ahead”: http://www.cmt.com/videos/billy-ray-cyrus/1038811/hope-is-just-ahead.jhtml.

 


Billy Ray Cyrus Photo:http://msopr.com/files/[email protected]_med_res.jpg

 

About BILLY RAY CYRUS:
The multi GRAMMY-nominated BILLY RAY CYRUS is an American singer-songwriter-musician and actor who has sold more than 25 million albums internationally; he has also had three No. 1 hit singles. Over the course of 12 studio albums since 1992, Cyrus has earned nearly 30 chart singles, including 15 Top 40 hitsCyrus has also received major music awards including American Music AwardsBillboard Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards. Over the last decade, Cyrus has established himself as a successful musician, actor in TV and film, performing in lead roles such as the title character of the PAX-TV series “Doc” and as Robby Ray Stewart, the father of daughter Miley Cyrus’ fictional character in the smash Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.” A developer of the hit TV series “Surprise Homecoming” on TLC, Cyrus has multiple TV projects currently in development. In 2013 alone, he released his latest solo album Change My Mind (Blue Cadillac Music), a best-selling memoir Hillbilly Heart and performed on Broadway in Chicago in the beloved role of Billy FlynnNPR noted of his memoir Hillbilly Heart “There’s something very refreshing about Billy Ray Cyrus’ new memoir Hillbilly Heart. It’s not just that he’s candid about being, at many points throughout his life, a headstrong jerk, or, as he puts it, a ‘heathen,’ an imperfect man.”–John Rabe. With the release of multiple singles as well as THE DISTANCE his retrospective album out June 3 as part of Mercury/Ume’s ICON series, he shows no signs of slowing down in 2014.

 

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