Billy Ray Cyrus will premiere the official music video for Hey Elvis exclusively on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday, June 4, June 5. Following its debut, the video will be available on CMT Music, CMT.com and CMT Mobile.
Hey Elvis features Cyrus in what he describes as an, “’Elvis’ Where Art Thou” theme.
Cyrus fell in love with the track, written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters, nearly twenty years ago. This gritty rock rendition combines the unique forces of Cyrus, Adams, and the legendary “The Voice Of Rock,” Glenn Hughes. Hughes, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple on April 8th, provided a fresh influence on the song’s latest version.
In a recent statement about collaborating with Hughes, Cyrus stated, “He not only solidifies a magic pocket in the groove with his bass, but also injects the voice of rock onto the backend of the song.”
Cyrus is currently working on new materiel slated to be released this fall , in which Hey Elvis will be included.
Hey Elvis will be available for download via digital outlets Amazon and iTunes on Friday, June 3rd.