In an interview with TVGuide.com, country star Billy Ray Cyrus stated that he is working on some songs for his daughter's movie, "Hannah Montana", plus writing for his studio album too. The father of teen star Miley Cyrus said that he will write some scores for the 2009 film and actually perform them himself.
Billy is also a cast in the feature movie, playing Miley's on-screen dad. When asked by TVGuide whether they have started the filming, Billy said "No, we're in preproduction. I'm writing some songs for the movie. And I'm writing and recording for my new album. Last week, I cut a Sheryl Crow song called "Real Gone," from the Cars soundtrack. It's a real smoker. And then I wrote a song two weeks ago called "Back to Tennessee."
On the song "Back to Tennessee", he further explained, "Well, that's why we wrote it. It just came to me. And "Back to Tennessee" was what I was feeling. It's a candidate for the theme song to Nashville Star, it's in the Hannah Montana movie, I perform the song in the movie... And then they're talking about it as the first single on the album. "
Cyrus is an accomplished singer and songwriter who has released ten studio albums. His latest, "Home at Last" debuted at #20 on Billboard Hot 200 chart and #3 on U.S. Top Country Albums chart. He is set to host the 2008 CMT Music Awards tonight (April 14) with Miley.