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In 2010, Billy Ray Cyrus joined a band called Brother Clyde with Mötley Crüe drummer Samantha Maloney, Jamie Miller Dan Knight and Dave Henning.
Later that year, they released their self-titled debut album. It included six songs Cyrus co-wrote, including one with Dolly Parton, and another with his son, Trace.
A stand-out song on the album is a little diddy y’all might have heard of before. Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line” served as the album’s final track because you obviously save the best for last!
Cash first recorded the now-legendary song in 1956 and released it three times. It eventually became his very first No. 1 single.
Brother Clyde’s version features Cyrus on lead vocals and their take is a mash up of two of his favorite singers, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. It also features a soulful piano solo as well as a rockin’ harmonica section.
Cyrus often refers to Cash as a hero and on his upcoming album, Thin Line, he pays tribute to The Man in Black once more.
“This project was going to be a tribute album to my favorite songwriters and artists,” said Cyrus. “But it transformed into more than that.”
He recorded Cash’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” for Thin Line, which is out September 9.
You will also get an instant download of a remake of the Don Williams classic “Tulsa Time” featuring Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry, as well as the title track!