Billy Ray Cyrus is thrilled to be back on the road, touring with his band and performing for his fans. The country legend tweeted out his excitement as he performed last week at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Florida.
The COVID-19 pandemic sidelined almost every musical act in 2020. But as the coronavirus vaccine continues to roll out, more and more states are lifting restrictions and allowing outdoor concerts just in time for summer.
Cyrus took part in the three-day Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam with several of country music’s biggest names. Those included, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Cole Windell among many others.
Fans were excited to see him back on stage as it signals a return to normalcy and the return of live music.
“It makes me so happy, you’re back on stage and thanks god you’re fine again. You’re the most awesome singer and person Billy Ray!,” one fan tweeted to him.
“Glad you are on stage again. Sending you love from overseas!” another posted.
But Cyrus’s personal tour dates remain mostly empty. He has a show on Aug. 3 in Petersburg, WV, and another on Sept. 11 in Radcliff, KY.
But there are dozens of artists returning to the road this summer. See a list of some of them here, but be forewarned that these dates could change at any minute. It’ll all depend on how well the country continues to fight the coronavirus.
Billy Ray Cyrus Recently Celebrated Big Milestone
It’s interesting that Billy Ray Cyrus returned to the stage last weekend, almost 29 years to the day his hit song “Achy Breaky Heart,” reached No. 1 and stayed there for five weeks. The song appeared on his Some Gave All album. The album also reached No. 1 and stayed there for 17 weeks, a record at the time.
The song made Billy Ray Cyrus a household name, but the backlash was swift. He was ridiculed once the song lost its luster on the radio. But he continued putting out albums. And after helping his children reach superstardom, he helped remix the biggest song of all time.
The “Old Town Road” remix reached No. 1 and stayed there for 19 weeks. The song went 14 times platinum, making it the single with the most sales ever. Cyrus made sure to sing it at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam.
The song also garnered him two Grammy awards. It also relaunched his career and made him one of the country’s biggest names again. A rare late-career resurgence brought on by a cross-over hit. Since then, he’s tried to replicate the results of mixing hip-hip and country to mixed results.