Billy Ray Cyrus released two new songs in anticipation of his new album The SnakeDoctor Circus, which is now available for pre-order from BMG. This album brings back the pairing of Billy Ray Cyrus and Don Von Tress, who wrote: “Achy Breaky Heart” on Cyrus’ record-breaking debut album Some Gave All.
“Guns, Gold, and Guitars” is a far stretch from “Achy Breaky Heart” with its gritty texture and lyrics. The instruments give a bit of an old school country vibe that contrasts well with Cyrus’ low notes and the high rock call voice of the backup singers. It describes the feeling of the chickens in the coop revving up and ready to break out, wanting the “real stuff”, guns, gold, and guitars.
“Goddess of Democracy” is similar in its classic country essence, and speaks to the pride and sacrifice of all the American people. “Talk about freedom boys / Wouldn’t you love to have some now / When you gonna make that choice / The golden calf or the sacred cow?”
“This record is very personal to Don Von Tress and myself, but it’s also meant to be a platform for the listener to interpret whatever is important to them and their beliefs,” Cyrus said in a recent press release. “This record is a concept album and meant to be listened to in its entirety. It’s a story. The last song on the record pretty much sums up, not only the album but also my life. It’s called ‘I’ve Been Around’.”
The Snake Doctor Cirus is slated for release May 24th, 2019.
Both “Guns, Gold and Guitars” and “Goddess of Democracy” are available now and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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