NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer-songwriter and global superstar Billy Ray Cyrus is at it again as the Flatwoods, Kentucky native teams up with another emerging artist, Johnny McGuire, on their retrospective new single, “Chevys and Fords,” available today.
“No matter how you slice it, I’m still Billy Ray Cyrus from Flatwoods, Kentucky and I love country music. And I love a great country song. This is such a full circle moment. It’s like starting a new band. I’m so gratetful and humbled just to be here,” said Cyrus.
McGuire added, “Billy Ray is a living legend and I’m so honored to be able to work on this project with him. His support has been incredible and I’m so grateful.”
Always a storyteller, Cyrus compliments McGuire’s distinctive vocals with lyrics that capture the essence of youth, freedom and American pride:
They were red, white and rusty
All dented up and dusty
They were sitting in that church parking lot every Sunday
Out in front of the bars
Or parked under the stars
With a girl in your arms
Who don’t want nothin’ more
Than a guy from a long line of Chevys and Fords
Produced by Mickey Jack Cones and written by McGuire, Jordan Walker, Rodney Clawson and Ben Hayslip, “Chevys and Fords,” released by released by BBR Music Group/BMG, is McGuire’s first single release.
About Billy Ray Cyrus:
Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, 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 chart 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. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He 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. Recently, Cyrus has shattered records with Lil Nas X with the global smash, “Old Town Road,” which has remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 15 consecutive weeks.
About Johnny McGuire:
Fairway, Kansas native, Johnny McGuire, got an early start as a performer, getting his first guitar when he was five years old and sitting in with local bands when he was six. A fan of Tom Petty, Doc Watson, and John Prine, Mcguire soon found that his smart, rootsy voice and style was leading him to Nashville. Formerly one-half of the Country duo Walker McGuire, who racked up more than 80 million on-demand streams, is no stranger to Country radio and has spent years as a road warrior, playing up to 300 concerts a year around the country. His debut single as a solo artist is a duet with Country music icon, Billy Ray Cyrus, titled “Chevys and Fords” that they first debuted live at the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium during 2019’s CMA Fest.