On this Independence Day, Billy Ray Cyrus released "The Goddess of Democracy," a rousing and thought-provoking anthem as he reflects on the current events in the U.S.

In an exclusive premiere with, Billy Ray Cyrus shared: "On this #4thofJuly I wanted to share this thought from my new band. It's a sneak peek only up for 24 hours. Hope this brings some perspective and stimulates patriotism and loyalty to our beloved America."

The prolific and dynamic lyrics are written by Cyrus, Don Von Tress and John Brennan:

Talk about freedom boys Wouldn't you love to have some now When you gonna make that choice The golden calf or the sacred cow?

The paranoia of prophecies Require we sedate So I hid my dreams and memories Before it got too late I won't deny I liked to cried I guess it was her fate

The Goddess of Democracy Burning at the stake

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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, most notably in cable series “Doc,” and in the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus. For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus and his upcoming projects, visit