Billy Ray Cyrus Named Grand Marshal For Stater Bros. 300; Anthem Singer For San Bernardino County 200
San Bernardino County, Calif. (January 30, 2009) – Multi-platinum singer/songwriter and country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, whose new studio album “Back to Tennessee” hits stores on March 31, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide series race as well as perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the San Bernardino County 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, both scheduled for February 21 at Auto Club Speedway.
In addition to his new album which includes his newest single ‘Real Gone’, Cyrus produces and co-stars in the Walt Disney Pictures film “Hannah Montana The Movie,” which debuts nationwide on April 10. Currently, Cyrus co-stars with daughter Miley on the Emmy-nominated hit Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana,” now in its third season.
Cyrus has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and earned nearly thirty chart singles, including 15 Top 40 charts hits, while at the same time establishing himself as a successful and respected actor in film and television. Cyrus’ most recent album -- 2007’s Home At Last -- entered in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200, hitting #3 on the Top Country Album chart, while “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” -- the moving duet with daughter Miley Cyrus -- became a Top 5 country smash.
Most recently, Cyrus and daughter Miley performed “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” at the “Kids' Inaugural: We Are the Future” event, a Disney Channel concert special honoring military families.
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