The Rachel Ray Show on Friday, Dec. 11, his Hallmark Channel movie premiering on Saturday, Dec. 12, and today, Sunday, Dec. 13, Billy Ray Cyrus is leaving for Iraq, to help bring a little holiday cheer to our troops. He’s certainly keeping busy.
Billy talked to PEOPLE about the upcoming overseas trip. "I leave for Iraq on Dec. 13, and I’ll try to spread a little Christmas cheer to our troops," he tells PEOPLE. "Then I’ll go meet the family in England around Christmas Eve. Miley is touring over there. I’d rather be in Tennessee, but I don’t think it’s a matter of where you’re at — it’s who you’re with." I definitely agree with that.
Billy Ray’s movie, Christmas in Canaan, premiered on the Hallmark Channel last night. And I’m sure it will be on again between now and Christmas. The movie tells the story of two young boys, one black and one white, who overcome their racial animosity while they are caring for an injured dog. Kenny Rogers wrote the story in 2002, and the screenplay was co-written by Rogers and Donald Davenport.
Here’s an interview Billy Ray did with Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning. The interview was Friday, the same day Billy appeared on Rachel Ray’s television show. He talks about the Hallmark movie, and a little about his trip to Iraq. And, as you might guess, he can’t get through an interview without being asked about Miley.
I better run – I have a lot of plans for today! Going to church, then to the grocery store, then I have this little mountain of laundry that really needs to be done, and of course, I’m still trying to get my Christmas tree up and decorated — so if I manage to finish half of all that before I climb back in bed tonight it will have been a very good day.
Hope you all enjoy your Sunday. I probably won’t get any e-mail answered today, but I should be able to do that Monday evening. I’ll talk to you all real soon!