Billy Ray Cyrus And Friends Re-Record 'Some Gave All' For Veteran's Day
November 8, 2010 at 10:14 AM (PT)
WALT DISNEY RECORDS/CO5 artist BILLY RAY CYRUS has re-recorded his song, “Some Gave All,” from the 1992 album of the same name, in time for VETERAN’S DAY (11/11). JAMEY JOHNSON, CRAIG MORGAN and DARRYL WORLEY join BILLY RAY on vocals for the new track, which was released to Country radio TODAY (11/3) on PLAY MPE.
BILLY RAY originally wrote the song in 1989 for a VIETNAM WAR veteran he met in HUNTINGTON, WV. As the song touched audiences over the years, he thought it would be appropriate to re-record it to thank U.S. servicemen and women today.
CYRUS said: “It’s more than just a song, it’s a way of life. Last year after visiting AFGHANISTAN and IRAQ and seeing the morale of our troops, I wanted them to know that we back home appreciate and honor their support and dedication to our country, so I decided to re-record ‘Some Gave All.’ Together [with JAMEY, CRAIG and DARRYL], we wanted to let our veterans know that we appreciate their sacrifice, that they are true definition of ‘Some Gave All.’”
Concurrently, according to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, BILLY RAY is set to host a new series on TLC called "Homecoming," which shows videos of U.S. troops returning home from overseas and reuniting with their families.
So far the network has ordered three episodes. A premiere date has not yet been set.
For more on BILLY RAY CYRUS, check out www.billyraycyrus.com.