NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two-time 2020 GRAMMY® winner Billy Ray Cyrus will appear on two upcoming episodes of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” including this Thursday, March 12, to raise awareness about American Red Cross relief efforts underway in Nashville following the devastating March 3rd tornado. Cyrus is also the lead guest during the April 1 episode, when he’ll perform “I Am… I Said” from his critically-acclaimed EP The Singin’ Hills Sessions Vol. 1 Sunset, which American Songwriter lauded ‘gets to the heart of the art of music.’ Taste of Country also proclaimed the focus track, “I Am… I Said” ‘gives a sensitive, emotional reading of the song, which is more of a musical homage to Diamond’s original.’
Cyrus recently paid tribute and performed with Neil Diamond, his musical hero, during Keep Memory Alive’s 24th annual Power of Love® Gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, which also included Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Kelsey Grammer, Sammy Hagar, Derek Hough, Chris Isaak, Jimmy Kimmel and more. The event raised money for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to provide service, care and resources for patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Following his record-shattering year, The Singin’ Hills Sessions Vol. 1 Sunset embodies Cyrus’ passion for storytelling. The EP also includes “Killing The Blues,” a Shooter Jennings collaboration, and “She Always Goes.”
In addition to two GRAMMY® wins for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video with Lil Nas X, Cyrus is nominated for Music Event of the Year during the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards airing Sunday, April 5 on CBS. Cyrus’ two GRAMMY® Awards follow Cyrus and Lil Nas X’s wins at the Country Music Association Awards for Musical Event of the Year, two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction, as well as two trophies at the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year.
About Billy Ray Cyrus:
Two-time GRAMMY® winner 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, KY 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.” 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 remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks. Cyrus has achieved every accolade the music industry offers, including two GRAMMY® Awards, two BET Hip Hop Awards, two MTV VMA Moonmen, two Country Music Association Awards, an American Music Award and seven Academy of Country Music nominations.