Billy Ray Cyrus has recorded a hip hop version of his one song, Achy Breaky Heart. Read that again. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you in 2014. ‘Did I eat so many Quality Street I can’t see words right?’, you are thinking. You did not. ‘Did I consume so much Christmas cheese that I am hallucinating?’ No. This is happening. This is real.
Billy Ray – or The Saddest Dad In Showbusiness™ – was famous pre-Miley for having a resplendent mullet and being a chart-topping country music singer-songwriter, before turning his hand to acting and memoir-writing.
Anyway now he wants to be 2 Chainz.
Earlier this week, US chat baron Larry King tweeted: “Just spoke with @billyraycyrus on the phone – he’s recorded a hip-hop version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ – he’s excited about it & so am I!” What to do with this information! Try and imagine it in your head! Maybe Snoop Dogg can do a guest rap about two-thirds in? Maybe the intro could include a recording of Chris Brown audibly punching Billy Ray Cyrus in the midriff? Is it too late to add in a Biggie sample?
Welcome to 2014, people.