Billy Ray Cyrus to Release New Album

Posted by Megan Hagedorn on 10/08/2012
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Multi-platinum recording artist Billy Ray Cyrus is set to change minds with the international release of his 13th studio album, Change My Mind on October 23.  The title track and first single is now available at iTunes and other digital retail sites. The music video can be seen on Great American Country (GAC) and CMT Pure. With Change My Mind, Cyrus delivers a stellar collection of ten songs that hearken back to his roots in bluegrass, Southern rock, gospel, and country music.
Recorded in Los Angeles over three months with grammy nominated, multi award-winning producer Brandon Friesen, Change My Mind finds Cyrus coming full circle musically from the days when he made his living performing in the smoky bars of the Ohio River Valley. The album has that loose, honky-tonk feel of bar band music, but is performed by a group of world-class musicians, including in-demand session drummer Kenny Aronoff, bassist Dusty Wakeman, and guitarists Leroy Powell, John West, Dominic Cifarelli, and Nelson Blanton. Change My Mind showcases Cyrus’ smoldering, swaggering voice, as well as his unforgettable melodies and candid lyrics that offer up a window into his life.
“My songs come to me when I’m dealing with heavy stuff,” Cyrus says. “If I’m going through something emotional, the songs pour out of me. It’s the only way I know how to express myself. I have lived through every emotion on every one of these songs. I’d just write it all down and tell myself, ‘Lean into the music.’”