Change My Mind

Change My Mind

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by Billy Ray Cyrus
     
 

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Ever since his daughter Miley became a superstar in the late aughts, Billy Ray Cyrus has been doggedly working at a comeback, attempting album after album, none of them quite the right showcase for his unassuming charms. Unexpectedly, 2012's Change My Mind -- the sequel to his toothlessly jingoistic but nonetheless amiable 2011 set I'mSee more details below

Overview

Ever since his daughter Miley became a superstar in the late aughts, Billy Ray Cyrus has been doggedly working at a comeback, attempting album after album, none of them quite the right showcase for his unassuming charms. Unexpectedly, 2012's Change My Mind -- the sequel to his toothlessly jingoistic but nonetheless amiable 2011 set I'm American -- finds the right groove, one that's not too slick, not too loose, one that showcases Cyrus' everyman skills to an appealing effect. A shade rougher and rowdier than anything he's ever recorded -- he goes so far to sing a cheerfully profane chorus on the closing "Stomp" -- Change My Mind succeeds largely because Billy Ray allows himself to lay back and rock out, lets himself revel in the noise he's making. Unlike any of the records he's cut since 2006's Wanna Be Your Joe, there are no attempts at a slick crossover pop hit (although the excellent, propulsive, hooky "Good as Gone" could have been an AM pop hit in another time): there are blues stomps, raunchy guitar riffs, and ballads dressed in dobros. Cyrus remains more of a showman than a down-home country boy -- something the mawkish "That's What Daddys Do" makes clear -- but Change My Mind strikes precisely the right blend of grit and glitz, a record that's clean and mean but still kicks. Having Cyrus sound so comfortable in his skin at such a late stage is a bit unexpected, but Change My Mind benefits from his veteran skills; he never pushes too hard, he just settles back into the songs and he winds up with one of his best albums yet.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2012
Label:
Blue Cadillac
UPC:
0778505500225
catalogNumber:
50022
Rank:
48751

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Ray Cyrus   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tony Furtado   Banjo
Johnny Lee   Guitar
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums
Chris Lawrence   Pedal Steel Guitar
Reggie McBride   Bass
Dusty Wakeman   Bass
John West   Background Vocals
William Champlin   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Rowan Robertson   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Scott McLain   Background Vocals
Carol Rice   Background Vocals
James Frazier   Background Vocals
Ben Bledsoe   Background Vocals
Nelson Blanton   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Brandon Friesen   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Leroy Powell   Dobro,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Dominic Cifarelli   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Nick Amoroso   Background Vocals
Holly Adams   Background Vocals
Danny Shamoun   Percussion,Background Vocals
Dusty Schaller   Background Vocals
Justin Andres   Background Vocals
Matt Cooker   Cello
Stefan Litrownik   Background Vocals
Luke Price   Fiddle
Rebekkah Friesen   Background Vocals
Alexander Burke   Piano,Keyboards,Melodica,Vibes,Hammond B3
Jim Pugh   Organ,Piano
Tori Darke   Background Vocals
Noah Cyrus   Background Vocals
Kelly Brook   Background Vocals
Drew Taubenfeld   Pedal Steel Guitar
Brandi Cyrus   Background Vocals
Kevin Ogburn   Background Vocals
Johnzo West   Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Herald   Background Vocals
Javier Arman   Violin
Jamie Pellington   Background Vocals
Chad Shlosser   Background Vocals
Bekki Friesen   Percussion,Background Vocals
Anthony Braunagel   Drums
Andrew Huggy   Background Vocals
Alexandra Pellington   Background Vocals
Adrien Gonzalez   Tenor Saxophone
Sharif Ibraham   Background Vocals
Rhett Rahn   Background Vocals
Oumi Kapila   Guitar
Nick Morris   Background Vocals
Mark Hill   Background Vocals
Lindsey Dupuis   Background Vocals
Leah Zegar   Violin,Viola
Laura Jones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Billy Ray Cyrus   Composer
Bryan Carlstrom   Engineer
Corky Holbrook   Composer
Michael J. Sagraves   Composer
Don Von Tress   Composer
Brandon Friesen   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Luke Webb   Engineer
Jesse Owen Astin   Engineer
Tom Baker   Mastering
Rebekkah Friesen   Engineer
Alexander Burke   Programming
John Frederick Lenz   Composer
Jimmy Lenoir   Graphic Design,Layout
Jensen Arrowsmith   Publicity
Bekki Friesen   Programming
Sandy Friedman   Publicity
Morris Tancredi   Engineer

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