Billy Ray Cyrus releases 'Achy Breaky Heart' sequel

It's a rap remix.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:24 PM   |   Comments

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NASHVILLE, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The world probably doesn't need a sequel to "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 one-hit-wonder. But with his daughter making headlines for her music, relationship status and dance moves, the 52-year-old might have decided that now is the time for a follow-up record.

Cyrus recruited rapper named Buck 22, son of singer Dionne Warwick, for "Achy Breaky 2," which Buck told Rolling Stone was his idea.

I asked [Billy Ray Cyrus] if he would mind if I could take a crack at remaking 'Achy Breaky Heart' and he looked at me for a moment, and said 'lots of people have tried already, but go for it.' He didn't have a clue that I had already gone into the lab and cooked up a demo of what I thought would be a fun EDM/hip-hop styled version, which at the time only had a sample from the original of his voice. He liked what he heard and, weeks later, arrived at the session to record this track.

Larry King does the intro to the video below, in which Cyrus and Buck 22 get abducted by sexy aliens.

Here's the original:

[Rolling Stone]

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