BILLY RAY CYRUS PORTRAYS 'SURREAL' WEED NUGGET IN 'COUNTRY ROCK' "ANGEL IN MY POCKET" ANIMATION
Always a visionary for his craft, Billy Ray Cyrus recruits Potsy Ponciroli of Hideout Pictures and Mikey Peterson of Nug Nation for a stop-motion animated video for "Angel in my Pocket," included on Cyrus' new studio album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, available NOW!
Cyrus co-wrote the "droning, blues-based" (Rolling Stone Country) and "country rock" (Billboard) track with Don Von Tress, who also penned Cyrus' smash "Achy Breaky Heart."
In the animation, Cyrus "portrays a sleepy-eyed mini-mart worker who is always under fire from his not-cool boss...it’s a surreal video, with Doobie Ray Cyrus running afoul of his boss (also a bud) at the convenience store where he works and hitting the road" (Rolling Stone Country).
The long-planned release of Billy Ray Cyrus' new studio album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, is available for pre-order now from BMG. Fans will receive three tracks upon pre-ordering, including "Guns, Gold & Guitars," "Goddess of Democracy" and "Angel in my Pocket"
CLICK LINKS TO WATCH AND LISTEN: "Guns, Gold & Guitars" and "Goddess of Democracy"
The SnakeDoctor Circus Track Listing: 1. Guns, Gold & Guitars 2. The Reckoning 3. Barely Enough 4. Goddess of Democracy 5. I Think Your Time's Come 6. The Blood of the Devil 7. Angel in my Pocket 8. Take It Easy Greazy 9. I've Been Around
Cyrus recorded The SnakeDoctor Circus in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with some of the most respected musicians, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dewey Lyndon “Spooner” Oldham (piano), Nashville Musician's Hall of Fame Member Will McFarlane, as well as David Hood (bass guitar), Kelvin Holly (electric/acoustic/bass guitar), Bekka Bramlett (vocals, tambourine), Kimi Samson (violin, viola, piano), Caleb Elliott (cello), Will McFarlane (electric guitar), James LeBlanc (electric guitar), Mike 'Dillon' Curington (drums), John Brannen (acoustic guitar, harmonica), Shonna Tucker (bass guitar), Angela Hacker (vocals), Larry Byrom (piano), Mick Utley (piano), Johnny Monteagle (drums, baritone sax, synth) and Jimmy Nutt (acoustic/electric guitars, tambourine, percussion). Nutt, a Grammy®-winning recording engineer, also mixed The SnakeDoctor Circus.
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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, 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.” 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 Cyrus.