Fri, 10 Apr 2009|
Billy Ray Cyrus discusses new album and 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'
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-- -- I want to manage the -- I want to give all handed and I thought well the plane photo -- you know believe -- when those screaming fans. Like this head. It's all about the publicity. Yeah -- admitted it just -- through vast. Absolutely full of it. I was a clip from Disney's Hannah Montana the movie by the weight in theaters today and joining us now -- one of the stars of the film. And bottle is new CD is just now back to Tennessee it is out this week Billy Ray Cyrus -- meant. I'm whom grabbed the following your career for ever and and I'm a big fan you gotta be at our freedom. Conscious a concert to share. I'm I'm I'm excited I'm really excited about a two the freedom concerts and go out and say and thanks to our troops enough. Knowing -- proceeds go to help the kids of wounded veterans and I'll -- -- what this country's all about the veterans of that flogging and you know give their lives and sacrificed so much for this great country that we live in and and it's you know we all need to go -- and say thank you. It's always great about eleven million bucks that we put in a charity for the these young kids for the parents for the kids who lost their moms and dads. You know it and a first of all I had -- -- my family is of my daughter he was here watching. And -- Hannah Montana. Is on at our house all the time and so we watch you guys all the time. And thank you very much. But so the first of all you start this movie one of the things that is a film that's a part of the film where Hannah Montana's life is getting out of control. You know the -- all the handlers that -- taken over. And she's missing family events in youths decide hazard that you will step in she thinks she's fine and that private airplane in New York you're taking -- back to Tennessee. Lester tells about the -- -- a lot of art imitating life imitating art here those. Certain amount of realism to the film it you know -- with a great script and Peter just come on board to direct. The moral to the story -- goes back a little bit -- my dad used to tell me when I was a kid that in life it's important to be aware of your current surroundings and know what's going on around you and always be looking into the future looking forward to your dreams and having a vision of where you want to go. But most importantly never forget where you come from. So you decide that because life is -- -- control and we -- this have a lot of young stars I was watching introduce you to your daughter last weekend. On the on the ACMs on that you could have been prouder was amazing that's amazing. I put great night but here she is she's become one of the biggest stars in the country the Hannah Montana is indeed if you know the findings show now for kids on TV. Is is is this partly what's happened in his his part why you were drawn of -- this. -- I loved the script. We definitely want to take it. To a place where can be a standalone film with or without the series you know we. One of the films -- also if somebody. Grown ups did want to come see the movie but I had never seen the series that it would be just standalone script in hand it had all the depth and hand. You know it had all the emotions. The -- the point of looking back it. You know remember what my dad told me in knowing that you can't forget where you come from that was to -- -- realism there from Oceana I think it was a time for both of us to. You know just go back and remember where we come from why we're here and why we do what we do -- in and going back to make back to Tennessee in this film was was all part of it I -- The fact I tell you thing I liked the most about watching to lead togethers like when you just politely guitars and it's that has little girl. And you guys are playing music together and I -- -- a lot. Very -- seems to be a close this is it hard to have to be that close to work with the dollar and also be dad. -- -- You know it's a balancing act -- now now is aware of knowing that. -- she's a teenage girl she needs -- space stood. You know do her thing and I'm always aware and and I can just imagine what will be like you know that to work with -- -- -- you're dead either all the time and other times it's going to be a bit of a bummer for you know aside just try to keep my distance keep must face the same thing you're a lot cooler dead and they want. A reality -- eight what I do is -- just. You know I just I just watch and -- Observe and most times Marlins got a great heart great hit on our shoulders and she -- to talk about some shield should come and talk about aside I can't -- the thing. Run its course and then if she needs to talk on there. She she said that in a recent interview that. -- -- -- -- -- family and that's -- her values is so important -- And you know one of the songs that I think is most touching that she sings. It's to a grandpa tall some I mean it Adam I've watched her in the last movie she sang that song you on this right -- -- and then not only that that she can sing. On the she sings -- she wrote that song -- hero and and that's a song she wrote from my dad. And Monday -- Kind of tell me what off tried to be to Miley have used him as my mentor -- and that's. You know be a good dad that -- good friend to go in and be there in China. You know use a little psychology -- on -- level that's kind of what I'm doing in the movie -- You know tell around we'll get your private plane and flyer to New York and landed in Tennessee and -- -- her roots. And -- -- the end of the day she comes back to those the values. Do you worry about like I watch all these young kids and I've I've watched you navigate -- -- my kids are such big fans of of Miley in yours and not some -- almost every episode as well. And at all from the times of thought of the other kids that there have fame. And they haven't done so well why do you think that you guys have been able to sort of you know not go down that road. Well I can tell you this you know. Not if it's not -- perfect you know you look at life as a journey indeed you make some good calls you make some bad -- and you know sometimes you. Flash just happens and you gotta trying to you know figure out what to do in. Let's -- -- wants -- but attack home one day at a time and try to stay focused on living for the light to you know and if we feel like we've gone off path and readjust. And and you -- able to do that. For the most part you know -- stuff happens sometimes guys just got to deal with a you know I'm sensitive to what it's it's an amazing ride my I have to take the kids this week -- -- they've insisted. And I love the success I've watched -- career from the achy breaky heart days. And -- always been Fannie -- music. And I'm so proud and glad and an honor honest that you -- be part of our series this summer with we had a concerts around the country and -- I -- we'll be -- a little bit. I'm looking forward but I'm looking forward to -- you probably know I -- breaking -- could have been -- some of those songs could have been put -- out of my -- thank you -- Title track of that album is called some gave all and that was a song I wrote about a Vietnam veteran I met back you know. Little club in Huntington, West Virginia in 1989. And -- Yeah I find it sad today you know that sing it. A lot of times it these men and women's funerals thus passing it it you know a lot of them. Military functions and some gave all has saw. You know become even. More relevant today than it was when I wrote it in 1980 -- and that's why I'm proud to be a part of your concert tour this summer and looking forward to going out saying thanks to the troops. Imitating that wonderful and it inspires they inspire me -- want to Walter Reed and and you meet these kids the legs blown off Billy. And you know we -- think we you have problems you walk out of that hospital. And you realize that your problems are so insignificant. Compared to what they have to deal with for the rest of their life so. It's gonna see you listen to wolf let's say how to Miley for a where -- -- that we do we wish all the best of movies this weekend and I would be going so laden and that is all the time.