Global entertainment icon Billy Ray Cyrus is closing out 2021 with two hit songs, in two different genres on four charts and, tonight, will deliver a rousing “Blue Christmas” performance during CMT‘s A Tennessee Kind of Christmas, which will air at 8 p.m. CST on CMT. Cyrus will be joined by a lineup of legendary country artists all celebrating the season by sharing holiday traditions, memories and songs in this festive special. Additional artists to appear include Pam Tillis, Steve Wariner, Wynonna, Amy Grant, Clay Walker, Sara Evans, and Tracy Lawrence.
Cyrus launched into 2021 with his “rippy, atmospheric ballad (Rolling Stone)” by releasing “New Day” with Australian artist, FIREROSE, which is currently at 42 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart and 44 on Mediabase’s Hot Adult Contemporary Chart.
This Fall, Cyrus tapped into his Appalachian roots with Bobby and Teddy Cyrus on “Roll That Rock,” which is currently at No. 8 on The Bluegrass Jamboree Chart and The Gospel Weekly Top 12 Chart.
ABOUT BILLY RAY CYRUS:
Throughout his nearly three-decade career of Billboard chart success that put him in the same company as Carlos Santana and Louis Armstrong, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved global success as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist. Most recently, he celebrated the highest RIAA® 15x Diamond-certified song in recorded music history with Lil Nas X on the worldwide smash, “Old Town Road (Remix ft. Billy Ray Cyrus).” When asked about his genre-bending approach to music, Cyrus recently shared, “My philosophy to making music is no limitations. No rules, no limits, no preconceived notions. Don’t try to think inside the box or outside the box, just think like there is no box.” The critically and commercially acclaimed superstar has established himself as a household name across multiple areas of the entertainment landscape, including music, television, theater and more. When one scopes out Cyrus’ trophy case, the awards are represented across all genres: GRAMMY® Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV VMA Moonmen, Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Juno Awards, among many other accolades. 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 and 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 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.” His success continued with dozens more singles that redefined country music. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in the series Doc and Still The King, as well as the hit Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley.