When choosing songs for his upcoming album Thin Line, Billy Ray Cyrus decided he wanted it to be a "tip of the hat to [his] heroes".
His plan was to write songs inspired by his outlaw heroes including Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard. For Thin Line, Cyrus not only pulled inspiration from these country legends, but also from 1970s classic rock bands as well.
He includes several country collaborations on the new album, out September 9th, but two legendary rockers appear on it as well. Cyrus recruited Glenn Hughes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and member of Deep Purple, for "Hey Elvis", and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry for a cover of Don Williams' "Tulsa Time".
Cyrus and Perry's rendition is a bit edgier and hard-hitting than Williams' classic version. Perry's guitar riffs really bring the song to the next level and immediately make you want to stomp your boots to the beat.
Although Thin Line will not be available until September 9th, you can preorder it here on Amazon and here on iTunes. If you do choose to preorder the album, you will receive an instant download of "Tulsa Time" AND "Hey Elvis".
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