Country Crooner Billy Ray Cyrus: My New Band’s Like Lynyrd Skynyrd

Miley Cyrus‘ dad is bent on becoming a little less country and a lot more rock ‘n’ roll.

Interviewed on Live from Music City, Billy Ray Cyrus chats about the evolution of his new band, Brother Clyde, which he founded last year, but just last month revamped to include all new members—former Mötley Crüe and Hole drummer Samantha Maloney among them.

CAPTION: "I hope we got a whole lot of rock ‘n' roll ahead of us," Billy Ray (above) tells us of Brother Clyde.

"I hope we got a whole lot of rock ‘n' roll ahead of us," Billy Ray (above) says of Brother Clyde.

“You know what? I’m going to start a band and it’s going to be called Brother Clyde,” the Achy Breaky Heart singer tells host David Lowry.

“People say, ‘Why Brother Clyde?’ I go, ‘I don’t know—‘cause Brother Clyde sounds like it could be any genre of music. Anything you can think of could be called Brother Clyde.

“I wanted Brother Clyde to be like Lynyrd Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet. Just a kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll band.”

Billy Ray also reveals a Tom Jones element that Samantha has brought to the group.

“What’s awesome about being in a band with Sam is I can just sit back and sing and enjoy, you know, being in the band making this music.

“Sam has the men and the women throwing their underwear. All I got to do is dodge ‘em.”

Click here to hear Billy Ray Cyrus’ full interview.

Click here to check out the Brother Clyde website.

4 thoughts on “Country Crooner Billy Ray Cyrus: My New Band’s Like Lynyrd Skynyrd

  1. Raev1

    I just love Billy Ray and have for over 17 years. He is fantastic whether he’s singing country, rock, or in between. I really like Brother Clyde, I have had the cd pre-orderd for over a month and can’t wait to get it. Hope Billy Ray keeps rocking for many years to come.

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