I'm American

I'm American

by Billy Ray Cyrus
     
 

Billy Ray Cyrus has a nice habit of telling us what an album is all about through its title. He found himself Home at Last in 2007, went Back to Tennessee in 2009, and now in 2011, he's declaring I'm American and offering proof via seven new patriotic songs, plus a cover of his early "Some Gave All" withSee more details below

Overview

Billy Ray Cyrus has a nice habit of telling us what an album is all about through its title. He found himself Home at Last in 2007, went Back to Tennessee in 2009, and now in 2011, he's declaring I'm American and offering proof via seven new patriotic songs, plus a cover of his early "Some Gave All" with assistance by Darryl Worley, Jamey Johnson, and Craig Morgan. For Cyrus, sounding American means sounding like a ruminative, mumbling Bruce Springsteen, so Billy Ray muscularly strums his guitar while rhapsodizing about the downtrodden working class. It may ape the Boss, but I'm American is relaxed in a way Home at Last never was; Cyrus may be baldly imitating Springsteen, but there's sincerity here, both in what Billy Ray is singing and how he's singing about it, which makes this piece of heartland patriotism considerably more engaging than his last few attempts to make country-pop that appeals to everybody.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050087170318
catalogNumber:
000662602

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Ray Cyrus   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Gary Prim   Piano,Hammond B3
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Bucky Baxter   Steel Guitar
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
Buddy Cannon   Background Vocals
Melonie Cannon   Background Vocals
Butch Carr   Synthesizer
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
Randy McCormick   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond B3
Larry Paxton   Bass
Deanie Richardson   Fiddle
Scott Vestal   Banjo
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Gale Mayes-West   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals
Wyatt Beard   Background Vocals
Angie Primm   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Billy Ray Cyrus   Composer
Walt Aldridge   Composer
Walter Brandt   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Butch Carr   Engineer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Tom Hambridge   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Mark Irwin   Composer
Samantha Maloney   Composer
Bill Brandt   Composer
Cindy Cyrus   Composer
Jameson Clark   Composer
Andrew Mendelson   Mastering
Andy Dodd   Composer
Ross Copperman   Composer
James Miller   Composer
Josh Kear   Composer
Heather Morgan   Composer
Dave Henning   Composer
Canaan Smith   Composer
Dahniel Knight   Composer
Keith Volpone   Composer

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