NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amid the tense political climate and the assault on freedom of speech and the press, Billy Ray Cyrus’ global hit, “Goddess of Democracy,” continues to strike a nerve with fans and listeners everywhere. Today, Cyrus is releasing the track on all digital music platforms after overwhelming demand on YouTube. CLICK HERE to stream and download “Goddess of Democracy,” the first song off his forthcoming album The SnakeDoctor Circus (set for release this fall).
Reviewers across the country are hailing the prolific lyrics:
“Cyrus’ thought-provoking ballad washes fluidly over current events of the day, allowing listeners to formulate their own questions, fears, and misgivings about the state of our great nation. No matter your affiliation, the lyrics and interspersed allusions to religious icons are bound to bring images to mind, most likely different ones for every single person. That’s just the nature of the song. No doubt as you listen to this you’ll have a list of events of your own that come forward. That’s the power Billy Ray Cyrus unleashes.”
“The song’s earnest growl, driving piano-based arrangement and on-topic lyrics bring home the song’s timely message.”
-Laura Whitmore, Parade
“His vocals are rich and raspy, and it has a haunting effect on the listener. The harmonica instrumentation on there is an added bonus, which compliments Cyrus’ rousing songwriting abilities. Listeners will be drenched in a wide spectrum of raw emotions.”
-Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal
The songwriter/superstar recently wrapped a whirlwind media tour in New York, where he debuted an acoustic version of “Goddess of Democracy” on Good Day New York and opened up about the grassroots foundation behind the song on LifeMinute.TV, MSN, Spotify and Yahoo and many more.
About Billy Ray Cyrus:
Billy Ray Cyrus continues captivating audiences with his distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage presence. Throughout the course of nearly three decades, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, Kentucky native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album charts at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. Some Gave All also went on to sell 9 million copies. Along the way, Cyrus charted 35 singles, 16 of which are Top 40 hits, including “Could’ve Been Me,” “Where’m Gonna Live When I Get Home,” “She’s Not Cryin,” “Some Gave All,” “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” and many more. Cyrus has also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus. This fall, Cyrus will release his new album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, a collaboration with legendary, all-star musicians, including Muscle Shoals Swampers, Don Von Tress and many more.
For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus and his upcoming projects, visit BillyRayCyrus.com.