“Send Me Wings” To Be Released To Country Radio In Coming Weeks
(Nashville, Tenn. – May 1, 2013) BGC Records/GMV Nashville artist Bobby Cyrus will release his debut album, Homeplace, on May 21 through all major digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.
The album features 13 tracks, nine of which were written or co-written by the singer. Produced by renowned vocalist and Bluegrass musician, Don Rigsby, the album features special guest appearances by, Bobby’s cousin, Billy Ray Cyrus on “Milkman’s Eyes,” and Country legend, Tom T. Hall on the track “A Rose For Marie.”
“Since the day I picked up my first guitar this is the music I have always wanted to create,” explained Cyrus. “I thank God for giving me the gift of rhythm and rhyme and a special thank you to all those who believed in me enough to help make this dream come true. I am truly a blessed man.”
The title of the release borrows its namesake from the Cyrus family abode in rural Kentucky. A well-loved dwelling and place of tenderness and growth for generations of Cyrus’. The home’s symbolism serves as ongoing inspiration to Cyrus and as a motif for the album.
The final track of the record is a humble, warm-hearted poem. Written by Bobby’s father, Bob Cyrus, the story centers around the family life on their home in Louisa, KY. Until his passing, Bobby’s father performed the poem at the family’s annual get together, a duty that has been bestowed upon Bobby. Additionally, its familial sincerity serves as the essence behind the title track and a theme throughout the album.
In February, Cyrus became the official spokesperson of the National Walking Horse Association (NWHA). The singer will team up with the association, performing at select events across the country as part of his 2013 “NWHA Tour” and expressing his support for the associations cause. Founded in 1998, The National Walking Horse Association, located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, is a group of dedicated horse owners and enthusiasts committed to preserving and promoting the naturally-gaited walking horse and its welfare. Cyrus is scheduled to appear at a series of public NWHA events in the coming months, meeting fans, signing merchandise and advocating his passion for walking horses.
A former heavy-machinery sales and management executive in the coal mining and construction industry of eastern Kentucky, Bobby Cyrus grew up immersed in the sounds of bluegrass and traditional Country music. Cyrus credits artists like Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Cordle, Kris Kristofferson, Keith Whitley and Tom T. Hall as some of the key influences that helped define his songwriting and musical style. Cyrus released “Milkman’s Eyes” (featuring his cousin Billy Ray Cyrus) in Nov. 2012.
The video for “Milkman’s Eyes,” which premiered on GAC’s Daily Countdown, is currently in rotation on The Country Network and is also featured on CMT.com.
1. “Cut My Teeth On (Waylon And Willie)” (B. Cyrus)
2. “Homeplace” feat. Bobby’s Dad, Bob Cyrus (B.Cyrus)
3. “Milkman’s Eyes” feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (Billy Ray Cyrus/Jim McKnight)
4. “Send Me Wings” (B.Cyrus)
5. “Hillbilly Man” (B. Cyrus/Jonathan McClanahan/Randy Wallin)
6. “A Rose For Marie” feat. Tom T. Hall (Dixie Hall/Tom T. Hall)
7. “Daddy’s Home” (B. Cyrus)
8. “Broke Down In Georgia” (Mickey Cates/Tony Ramey)
9. “If I’da Wrote That Song” (Larry Cordle/Larry Shell/Jim Silvers)
10. “Carved Our Names In Stone” (B. Cyrus)
11. “Bodan’s Home” (Jimmy Carr)
12. “Lucky Guy” (B. Cyrus)
13. “Homeplace (The Poem)”
For more information, visit www.BobbyCyrusOfficial.com.