When Billy Ray Cyrus was filming Hannah Montana, he signed to Walt Disney Records to record and release his 2007 album Home at Last.
The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 20 on the all-genre Billboard 200. His daughter, Miley, also had a No. 1 album out. They set a record for a father-daughter duo for having both their albums in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200.
The album is composed of four original songs written by Cyrus, as well as a few cover songs including Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend” and the legendary Van Morrison song “Brown Eyed Girl”.
While not released as a single, Cyrus’ version of “Brown Eyed Girl” is a stand-out from the album.
His gritty version still stays true to the original, all the while giving it a fresh spin at the same time.
In 2007, Cyrus performed the song on Good Morning America and had the audience dancing and singing along, especially when he sang the catchy chorus lyrics, “Do you remember when we used to sing/Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah.“
Cyrus is known for releasing albums that are a mix of covers by musicians he idolizes and original songs he wrote himself. His latest project, Thin Line, is no different.
Out September 9, Thin Line features four Cyrus-penned songs along with tributes to some of the greatest country musicians of all time including Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard.
You can preorder the album here on Amazon or here on iTunes and you will automatically receive an instant download of “Hey Elvis” featuring legendary rocker Glenn Hughes and a remake of the Don Williams classic “Tulsa Time” featuring Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry. The title track will also be available for instant download on August 12!
Be sure to pre-order your copy of Thin Line and take a look at Cyrus covering Van Morrison below.
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