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Album Review

It's no coincidence that Billy Ray Cyrus' return to Tennessee happens the same week his daughter Miley leaves Hollywood for the homeland in the big-screen debut of Hannah Montana: taken together, the album and the film are a multimedia project about the Cyrus family's rejection of Hollywood for the heartland. Of course, this is all an act. The Cyruses aren't leaving Hollywood, not when Miley is one of the biggest stars in America, and Billy Ray isn't even from Tennessee, so this is all a charade. Then again, even at his prime, Billy Ray was never considered much more than a cartoon cowboy, scooting along with a near-novelty hit in "Achy Breaky Heart," so the studied calculation of Back to Tennessee doesn't necessarily ring false, even if his affected drawl certainly does on "He's Mine." That's not the only time that his exaggerated swagger strikes a sour note — Cyrus never quite sounds right when he's raising hell as a "Thrillbilly," or when he's aping an outlaw on "Country as Country Can Be," or even when he's singing a syrupy, icky duet with Miley on "Butterfly Fly Away." Billy Ray sounds the best on Back to Tennessee when he doesn't dip too far in either direction, when he doesn't get too country or pop, when he does the kind of arena-country that made him a star back in 1992. This doesn't happen all that often — it's on the minor-key shuffle "I Could Be the One" or the pumping "Love Is a Lesson" — but when it does, the record serves up some goofy good times that nevertheless manage to puncture the entire conceit behind the album, not to mention its companion, Hannah Montana: The Movie.

Customer Reviews

Pretty Good

I like The idea of the album. He has a classic country voice. I like Butterfly fly away

It's ok

The itunes review is quite critical I mean they are saying that Billy's love for tenesse is all an act and that they're not leaving hollywood because Miley's one of the biggest stars in America. Well how would they know they are probably trying not to be critisised by the media for ditching hollywood and disney channel for tenesse. Miley is a great role model and I am 11 so naturally a Miley fan, I don't think itunes should rule their life by the music that they love making. This album is great favourites are; back to tenesse and butterfly fly away.
little chicadee xx

Billy Ray

*Billy Ray Cyrus' Rocks. I like all his songs. They are all great. I have this album and am looking around for his others. I first found out about Billy Ray via Hannah Montana and heard a few of his songs which I thought were great.
Then while looking through my mums CD's found on a CD called 'The Best Country Album in the World', and found his hit 'Achy Breaky Heart'.
His music is Awesome and Country Music Rules! #1
**Also: Whats up with your reveiw about this CD. Your like insulting him and his music. What/ who gives you the right to talk that way about him.
Whats wrong will y'all. You got no right!


Born: 25 August 1961 in Flatwoods, KY

Genre: Country

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Garth Brooks was far and away the biggest country music star of the 1990s, but Billy Ray Cyrus was the artist who best exemplified how Nashville's take on the music business had changed in that decade. Brooks was the first country act who was introduced to the world with the same degree of marketing savvy and commercial calculation as a major pop star, and with results nearly any pop star would envy. Cyrus' first album debuted on the Billboard album charts at number one, and would stay there for...
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