Billy Ray Cyrus stirred up a bit of controversy when he announced he was changing his name to “Cyrus,” but he “set the record straight” by revealing that it was all part of his new album, appropriately titled Set The Record Straight.
In celebration of his birthday on August 25, as well as to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of his hit song “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus shared details of his new album, due out November 10. Set the Record Straight features a mix of new and old tracks, including collaborations with Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Ronnie Milsap and Miley Cyrus.
“I’m so excited to share this collection of music. These are some of my favorite songs. Some are new and have been an intricate part of ‘Still The King’ storylines. Others are new mixes and different styles of songs that allowed me to experiment with the diversity that is so much a part of my musical being. There are some collaborations with my musical heroes and a special tribute to one of my greatest influences of all time – Ronnie Van Zant and the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. In this being the 40-year anniversary of that tragic crash that impacted me and so many others fans around the world, I wrote and recorded ‘The Freebird Fell’,” Cyrus said.
Fans who pre-order a physical copy will receive an autographed copy of Set The Record Straight. The iTunes pre-order includes three instant gratification tracks, including “I Wanna Be Your Joe,” “Achy Breaky Heart 25th (Muscle Shoals Mix)” and “Tulsa Time (Rokman Remix).”
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