Jencarlos Canela photographed in the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the 2016 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on Jan. 13, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif.
Billy Ray Cyrus‘ “Achy Breaky Heart” is getting a Latin twist thanks to Jencarlos, who is working with the country singer/songwriter for a new version of the crossover classic in honor of its 25th anniversary.
The pair took to social media to announce the collab and tease a sneak peek of the re-imagined tune. “Music is powerful, and that is proven through this collaboration,” Jencarlos, who traveled to Nashville to record the team-up, says in the post.
“What a better way to show in my country that Latinos here are different colors, sizes, accents, flavors, and also part of American history. Let’s add some Canela to country music,” the Cuban-American artist wrote in the caption.
La música es poderosa y eso queda demostrado con esta colaboración. Qué mejor forma de demostrar en mi país que los latinos somos de diferentes colores, tamaños, acentos, sabores y somos, además, parte de la historia americana. Vamos a echarle Canela a la música country mi gente!!! 😂 I’m honored @billyraycyrus👆Aquí una probadita para ustedes!!! #AchyBreaky25 #achybreakycorazon #Elvicio 😂😂🕺🏽
Cyrus adds: “[Jencarlos] sounds like young Elvis. I’ve already decided, I got a name for you and if you like it, it’s forever yours: Elvisio.”
“Achy Breaky Heart” featuring Jencarlos isn’t the only new Latin version, Cyrus also collaborated with Caballo Dorado for a bilingual (Spanish and English) version of the track. In 1995, Caballo Dorado released a Spanish version of “Achy Breaky Heart” in Spanish titled “No rompas más.”