Billy Ray Cyrus Honors Those Who Served at Opry’s Veteran’s Day Weekend Celebration

by Matthew Memrick

Billy Ray Cyrus took part in the Opry’s Veterans Day Weekend festivities to honor those that served and shared a few of his encounters on Twitter.

The 60-year-old Cyrus said he performed “Old Army Hat” with the legend 84-year-old star Bill Anderson. Cyrus said in the Tweet from a few days ago he would be singing with Anderson during the celebration.

Then, the “Achy, Breaky Heart” singer posed with Lt. General Keith Huber and his family for a photo, and then Huber presented the star with an emblem. 

Cyrus said, “Thank you for the medallion, sir” in his post.

Huber, who recently retired from the U.S. Army after almost 40 years of service, came from right down the road in Murfreesboro. The lifelong Army man joined Middle Tennessee State University in January 2015 as senior advisor for veterans and leadership initiatives.

One Twitter fan thanked Cyrus for his time, regretting that she couldn’t go to the show

Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the show in my mind, but I know that you did a great job, as always,” Linda Rosch said. “I congratulate you on your great success. Your appreciation for the U.S. Army veterans shows what a wonderful and grateful person you are.” 

Another fan complimented Cyrus for the show and his “badass” Hank Williams Jr. shirt.

Cyrus Goes Back To His Roots

Earlier in the week, Billy Ray Cyrus posted a song tribute on Veterans Day. He performed “Some Gave All” song came from his first album back in 1992.

Cyrus looked like he was performing from a home studio and gave an authentic version of his 29-year-old song.

His “Some Gave All” album sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling debut album of all time for a solo artist. According to Billboard Magazine, the album also remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

Twitter fan JN_Warrington called his song “One of the truly most beautiful songs that you have ever written.” She went on to say that she loved the music that “comes from your heart.”

Actor Teams Up With Billy Ray Cyrus

According to CBN News, Billy Ray Cyrus will join actor Dennis Quaid on the star’s new gospel album.

The 67-year-old Quaid’s wrapping up the last bits of his album, saying it will have “spiritual songs I grew up within church.”

Quaid told The Chicago Sun-times that his inspirational album would include some traditional songs and original material. Quaid famously played Jerry Lee Lewis in the 1989 biopic drama “Great Balls of Fire.”

Billy Ray Cyrus will join Quaid on the song “Fallen.” Also, Tanya Tucker and Kris Kristofferson are all featured on a version of “On My Way to Heaven.”