Billy Ray Cyrus released his multi-platinum album “Some Gave All” 25 years ago and now in the spirit of Veterans Day, the singer has made a remix of the title track free on his website so it can be shared with veterans….
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Billy Ray Cyrus released his multi-platinum album “Some Gave All” 25 years ago and now in the spirit of Veterans Day, the singer has made a remix of the title track free on his website so it can be shared with veterans.
“We had some great string players come in and then we married the classy track that Don Von Tress built with my southern rock roots,” Cyrus said, explaining that Von Tress, his longtime friend, co-writer and Vietnam veteran, produced the track. “It’s got a realism to it and quite frankly it’s become one of my favorite recordings I’ve ever done. Don Von Tress really outdid himself on this.
The newest version of the patriotic song kicks off with solemn horns and then builds into song’s lyrics about a veteran recalling his plight and that of all veterans.
The lyrics include: If you ever think of me, think of all your liberties and recall, yeah recall, some gave all.
“This is me and Von Tress saying thank you to our veterans,” Cyrus said. “It’s not for sale. It’s just our way of saying thank you.”
Cyrus also released his new album “Set the Record Straight” on Friday. The 16-song collection features new and re-released songs as well as Cyrus singing with daughters Noah and Miley Cyrus. The album’s track list includes Cyrus and Miley Cyrus on “Stand,” Cyrus and Noah Cyrus singing a dance mix of the Don Williams classic “Tulsa Time” and Cyrus with George Jones and Loretta Lynn on “Country Music Has the Blues.”
“It goes back to the heart and roots of who I am as a man and a singer/songwriter,” Cyrus said. “I’m a left-handed singer/songwriter who was raised with my grandfather being a preacher at the Pentecostal church in the heart of Appalachia. I traded in a lot of my musical career as an actor and what this album is about is going back and picking up some of those songs that I was really proud of.”