NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 31, 2020) – Two-time 2020 GRAMMY® winner Billy Ray Cyrus released his new EP, The Singin’ Hills Sessions Vol. 1 Sunset, via BMG/BBR Music Group, today. Following his record-shattering year, the collection of songs embodies Cyrus’ passion for storytelling, including the focus track, “I am…I Said,” a Neil Diamond-penned and recorded classic. Earlier this week, Cyrus dedicated a performance of “I am…I Said” to Kobe Bryant and the victims in the helicopter crash on CBS’ “The Talk” (click here to watch).
“Thank you Neil Diamond for penning this reflective and powerful song. 40 years ago, I attended your concert in Charleston, WV and was inspired to buy a left-handed guitar the next day. Now here we are in this moment,” Cyrus shared.
The Singin’ Hills Sessions Vol. 1 Sunset also includes “Killing The Blues,” a Shooter Jennings collaboration, and “She Always Goes.”
In addition to two GRAMMY® wins this week for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video with Lil Nas X, Cyrus also stars in another head-turning collaboration alongside critically acclaimed movie legend, Sam Elliott, in a Doritos’ Super Bowl commercial in support of Doritos Cool Ranch – now packed with even more “cool” (click here to watch).
Cyrus’ two GRAMMY® wins follow Cyrus and Lil Nas X’s wins at the Country Music Association Awards for Musical Event of the Year, 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.
Not only was “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)” the first song of 2019 to gain Diamond recognition, it is the first in the RIAA’s history to meet the minimum requirement of 10,000,000 units sold so quickly.
About Billy Ray Cyrus:
Two-time GRAMMY® winner 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 remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks. Cyrus has achieved every accolade the music industry offers, including two GRAMMY® Awards, two BET Hip Hop Awards, two MTV VMA Moonmen, two Country Music Association Awards, an American Music Award, as well as six Academy of Country Music nominations.