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Billy Ray Cyrus Stars in ‘Like a Country Song’ Film

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Billy Ray Cyrus is rekindling his acting career. The former star of ‘Doc’ is appearing in the new independent film, ‘Like a Country Song,’

The movie, released by SkipStone Pictures and Risen Media, is an authentic depiction of the rise and fall of an aspiring singer, Jake Reeson, whose growing ego gets in the way of his promising music career.

‘Like a Country Song’ will premiere in Nashville on Thursday, June 5, to coincide with the launch of the annual CMA Music Fest.

“The story premise alone makes for a solid country song and we filmed in Nashville, so we thought it most appropriate to celebrate the release in Music City as part of our multi-city premiere schedule,” says Director and Producer Johnny Remo from SkipStone Pictures.

He adds, “The film was shot at some of Nashville’s ‘must-see’ entertainment venues (such as the Listening Room Cafe and the Station Inn) and at the Music Row sound/production studio the Tater Shack, while the soundtrack features a collection of songs from a select group of Music Row publishing companies. We are pleased to introduce the piece before our friends in the country music entertainment sector and its fans.”

The film will air in theaters in select cities beginning on June 6, as well as Walmart, via Redbox, Netflix and On Demand following the theater schedule.

Other stars appearing in the film include For King & Country lead singer Joel Smallbone and ‘Twilight’ star Booboo Stewart.

Cyrus says it was an easy decision for him to lend his talents to the story.

“It’s the ultimate story of redemption,” he tells Country Weekly. “I loved this story from the beginning.”

Cyrus portrays the role of Bo, the father of Jake, which he says was the perfect part for him to play.

“What turned me on to this,” he adds, “was the chance to do some real acting again.”

The ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ singer will follow his appearance at the movie premiere with a show on June 6 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Music City.

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