Back To Tennessee CD (2009)

Artist: Billy Ray Cyrus

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To say that singer/songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus has just completed the most important album of his life might sound far-fetched considering that his 1992 debut, Some Gave All, sold nine million copies and topped the pop charts for a record-smashing 17 weeks. But the unpredictable Flatwoods, Kentucky-native is set to pleasantly surprise fans new and old with a deeply inspired eleventh album of hard-hitting songs titled Back to Tennessee. "My purpose in life is to reflect an image of meaning and inspiration," Billy Ray says, "and to make music that touches people in deep and lasting ways."

Track Listing
1. Back to Tennessee
2. Thrillbilly
3. He's Mine
4. Somebody Said a Prayer
5. A Good Day
6. I Could Be the One
7. Like Nothing Else
8. Country as Country Can Be
9. Love is the Lesson
10. Give it to Somebody
11. Real Gone
Bonus Track: Butterfly Fly Away (feat. Miley Cyrus)


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 210678936
UPC 050087125820
UPC 14 00050087125820
Format CD
Release Date 4/7/2009
Author Billy Ray Cyrus
Associated Artist/Work Jennings, Shooter
Technical Info
Engineer J.R. Rodriguez; Derek Bason; Scott Campbell; J.R. Rodriguez; Chris Ashburn; Derek Bason; Nathan Dickinson
Producer Glen Ballard; Alan Silvestri; Mark Bright; Kirsten Wines; Mark Bright; Mike Griffith
CatalogID 000234402
Lable Name Walt Disney
Released 04/07/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 21s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00050087125820
Musical Guests
Jonathan Yudkin
Dave Stewart
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: Jonathan Yudkin.
Personnel: Ilya Toshinsky (acoustic guitar); Kenny Greenberg, Tom Bukovac (electric guitar); Mike Johnson (steel guitar); Jonathan Yudkin (violin, viola, cello, strings); Aubrey Haynie (fiddle); Jimmy Nichols, Charles Judge (keyboards); Chris McHugh, Steve Brewster, Shannon Forrest (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Chris Stapleton, Lisa Cochran, Wes Hightower, Perry Coleman (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Derek Bason; Scott Campbell .
Audio Remasterer: Hank Williams .
Recording information: Starstruck Studios.
Photographer: Clay Patrick McBride.
Billed as one of Billy Ray Cyrus's most personal albums, BACK TO TENNESSEE finds the achey-breaky star of screen and country music stage mining a somewhat retro vein. "Real Gone" is straight-up 1970's-style rock, powered by a big guitar riff right out of the Foghat songbook, while "Back to Tennessee"'s soaring backing vocals and catchy melodies recall classic soft rock. On "Somebody Said a Prayer" Cyrus's weathered vocals are a good match for the song's spiritually uplifting message. Throughout, Billy Ray delivers a unique blend of old and new, forging a country style that is steeped in the purest pop, yet retains an earthy edge.
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.28) - "[A] solid testament to Cyrus' staying power....Highlights include 'Somebody Said a Prayer,' a powerful statement about belief in a higher power, and 'Love Is the Lesson'..."
Artist Bio
Billy Ray CyrusCountry superstar Billy Ray Cyrus joins NBC this summer as host of Nashville Star. Spanning the last 15 years, Cyrus has had a phenomenal career not only in the music world but in film and television, as well.Last summer, Cyrus released his tenth album, Home at Last, on Walt Disney Records. The first single from the album, "Ready, Set, Don't Go," is a heartfelt ballad he wrote for his daughter Miley as she prepared to leave for Los Angeles from Tennessee to start production on Hannah Montana. The duet (featuring Miley Cyrus) and album both topped the Country charts.Billy Ray recently recorded the Sheryl Crow-penned track "Real Gone" for the Country Sings Disney CD. The song is also included on his eleventh studio album, Back to Tennessee, produced by Grammy-winning producer Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood).The multi-platinum singer/songwriter's musical roots go back to his childhood in Kentucky when the young Cyrus was singing with his father's gospel quartet before he started grade school. Discovered in 1990 while opening for Reba McEntire, Cyrus holds the record by a debut artist for his album Some Gave All which was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Album chart for 17 weeks. His album Some Gave All certified multi-platinum, selling 14 million copies worldwide, while his other albums, It Won't Be the Last and Storm in the Heart certified platinum and gold respectively. He won Favorite New Artist -- Country and Favorite Single -- Country for "Achy Breaky Heart" at the American Music Awards. His hit single "Achy Breaky Heart" also earned him Single of the Year by the Country Music Association and the BMI Robert J. Burton Award in 1993.
Disc 1
1 Back To Tennessee
2 Thrillbilly
3 He's Mine
4 Somebody Said A Prayer
5 Good Day, A
6 I Could Be The One
7 Like Nothing Else
8 Country As Country Can Be
9 Love Is The Lesson
10 Give It To Somebody
11 Real Gone
12 Butterfly Fly Away
Product Attributes
Artist Cyrus,Billy Ray
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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