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DOC” CAST COMES TO NASHVILLE – Billy Ray Cyrus got to share this year’s CMA Music Festival (formerly Fan Fair) with his cast mates from DOC. The four actors joined BRC at a CMA press conference just before cheering for him during his performance at the Nashville Coliseum. In fact, “Nurse Nancy” (aka Andrea Robinson) danced onstage during BRC’s hit song “Achy Breaky Heart.” The foursome also joined Cyrus at his annual fan club picnic where an autographed DVD of the first season of “Doc,” recently released via Ventura Distribution, was auctioned for $800.00 which goes to the Billy Ray Cyrus Foundation.  The three-disc set with over 9 hours of programming includ es never before seen trailers, bloopers and behind the scenes footage of Billy Ray Cyrus.   At both the press conference and fan club picnic, fans repeatedly asked Cyrus and the “Doc” cast when the second season of “Doc” would be available on DVD.

The group also joined BRC at his autograph booth where they once again reminded fans that the first season of DOC is available on DVD (Ventura Distribution).

Pictured , left to right, Derek McGrath (Dr. Derek Herbert), Andrea Robinson (Nurse Nancy Nichol), Ron Lea (Dr. Olive Crane), Cyrus and Richard Leacock (Officer Nate Jackson).


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Actress, model, and aspiring guitarist MILEY CYRUS (age 12), becomes
“Tweener” spokeperson for one and only girl guitar company

NASHVILLE, TN – June 13th, 2004 -  Billy Ray Cyrus and wife Tish surprised their 12 year old daughter Miley with a Daisy Rock Girl Guitar at Cyrus’ fan club event during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN. The “tweener” actress ( Big Fish , PAX TV’s Doc ) has recieved media coverage by such national publications as “Parade” and “Country Weekly” and is also a model, and aspiring singer/guitarist. Miley becomes one of Daisy Rock’s youngest endorsees ever of the one and only girl guitar company.

Miley Cyrus personifies the mission of Daisy Rock to empower girls and young people to play music and reach their goals! We were thrilled when Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife Tish contacted us,” said Daisy Rock President Tish Ciravolo after learning about Miley’s desire to follow in her famous father’s footsteps.   In front of a large audience at the event, the Cyrus’ surprised their daughter with a Daisy Rock Stardust Series Acoustic Electric Pink Sparkle guitar.

Adds Billy Ray, “When my wife Tish and I learned about Daisy Rock Guitars for Girls, we new this was the perfect guitar and attitude for Miley. The guitars are light, with a slender fretboard and are much easier for girls to play. And they are bright and sparkly just like Miley.  And when she becomes more proficient on the guitar, she can move up to the high-end pro-model Daisy Rock guitars that are played by such legendary artists as Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart,  Deana Carter, Liz Phair and Wanda Jackson.”

Daisy Rock is the world’s first and only company successfully supplying and marketing pro-quality guitars for females. The company is led by its President, Tish Ciravolo, and co-owned and distributed by Alfred Publishing. Daisy Rock’s ongoing mission is to provide females of all ages with whatever it takes to learn to play guitar and enjoy music. Daisy Rock has established and continues to strengthen its reputation as ” THE female guitar company.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Billy Ray Cyrus and wife Tish presented their daughter Miley with a Daisy Rock Girl Guitar during Cyrus' press conference at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 13th. The 12 year old aspiring guitarist and actress ( Big Fish , PAX TV's Doc) becomes one of the youngest "tweener" spokesperson's to endorse the one and only girl guitar company. (Photo courtesy of Luck Media & Marketing, Inc.)

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Billy Ray Cyrus, star of music, TV, film and DVD, has just entered into agreements for representation with two powerhouse entertainment firms to coordinate with him on his escalating entertainment career.

On board for management are Terry Elam and the The Fitzgerald Hartley Co. , the well-respected national firm with offices in Southern California and Nashville, TN. The Fitzgerald Hartley Co. represents such well-respected artists as Vince Gill, Dwight Yoakam, Olivia Newton-John, Toto, Brad Paisley, Los Lobos, Joe Ely, Larry Carlton and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Cyrus has also teamed with Creative Artists Agency and key men Ron Baird and Stan Barnett for music and theatrical booking and packaging. With offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Nashville TN and New York City, CAA is considered one of the premiere entertainment agencies in the business.

Cyrus is currently completing filming in Toronto, Canada, for the fourth season of “Doc,” his #1 hit series on Pax TV. Cyrus will hit the big screen again late this summer in the Joel Zwick film, “Elvis Has Left the Building” starring Kim Basinger. Cyrus previously wowed movie-goers and film critics alike with his role as “Gene the Pool-man” in Oscar-nominated David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive.” After paying his dues in honky-tonks and saloons across the South and Los Angeles, Cyrus sky-rocketed to mainstream fame with “Achy Breaky Heart” from Some Gave All, his debut album that has gone on to sell 14 million units world-wide. The singer/songwriter has also secured critical acclaim with such albums as Trail of Tears and The Other Side, his Dove Award-nominated debut Gospel album from Word Records.


What did you do this past weekend? If you are Billy Ray Cyrus you Lear-Jet off to Florida to sing for President Bush.

Cyrus was enjoying a rare week of vacation away from the Toronto set of his #1 Pax TV series “Doc” and enjoying some much appreciated time with his wife and family at their home just outside Nashville. But then the phone rang on Friday, with a request for Cyrus to come to Orlando, Florida to perform on Saturday at the re-election kick-off rally for President George W. Bush. When a President of The United States calls Cyrus, as Presidents have done before, he responds in kind. The singer/actor made the most of his limited time by taking a Lear Jet to join President Bush and performed “Amazing Grace,” “Some Gave All,” and “We The People.” Cyrus’ “We The People” was also used in the first Bush campaign as a theme song in 2000. After performing Cyrus watched from the side of the stage as President Bush thanked him during his speech and the two men chatted afterwards, while the exchange was filmed by CNN.

Cyrus was then whisked to the airport allowing him to spend Sunday back home with his family in Nashville before boarding another plane to Toronto early on Monday to resume his “Doc” duties.

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Singer/actor turns off his TV and heads to a Jam Session for a great cause
at Healy’s in Toronto

Billy Ray Cyrus viewed his much-anticipated ABC Primetime Thursday special last Thursday night on the Toronto set of “Doc,” his top-rated television series after a long day of filming. The Primetime program kicked-off with a story about a Boston art theft mystery and then moved on to a report about a cache of Michael Jackson memorabilia and personal belongings and the final segment chronicled Cyrus’ meteoric rise from living out of an old Chevy to international stardom, while making sacrifices in his career to balance being a good husband and father. Cyrus first thought as the program began was, “Man, this is crazy, I never thought I would close the show for Michael Jackson like that.”

Immediately following the ABC Network’s program, Cyrus rushed over to Healy’s the hot Toronto music joint that is run by guitarist Jeff Healy. Cyrus went immediately from his car to the stage in honor of a man named Tim who lost his eyesight to a gunshot blast while saving his sister in a violent confrontation. In their jam sessions in the past, Healy had not been able to convince Cyrus to perform “Achy Breaky Heart,” but revved up from the combination of the Primetime story and the energy in the club, he not only offered up that smash hit but also a smokin’ rendition of “Honky Tonk Woman” with Healy blazing on guitar.

While Cyrus felt his personal story on Primetime was chronicled in a balanced manner, a few details were not complete in the segment that should be pointed out… such as the report stating that he was appearing at Wal-Marts and not in concert stadiums anymore, touring via a tour bus and not just on the jets as he was used to, and they said he’s taken work as an actor, playing a country doctor “on a cable TV show.” When in fact ABC crews trailed Cyrus appearing at a Wal-Mart in conjunction with a charity event in his home town of Huntington, West VA, where the crowd was so large the store placed the autograph-signing event out in the open mall where there was more space. Cyrus was in the midst of promoting The Other Side, his critically acclaimed new gospel album on Word Records that has just been nominated for a Dove Award. When Cyrus’ schedule does allow him to tour he uses luxury coaches that also accommodate his large family who often go along with him. The concerts involve county fairs, theaters, arenas as well as stadiums. Secondly, the ABC camera crews even filmed Cyrus boarding a Lear Jet, from the before-mentioned event to be whisked back to the set of “Doc” in Toronto for filming the next day. Not only is “Doc” #1 on Pax TV, it’s in the fourth season, is shown in 44 markets in countries around the world, and is so popular the First Season has been made available on DVD. Also Cyrus and “Doc” have garnered praise from the media and have been honored by such organizations as the Parents Television Council. ABC producers left out Cyrus’ acting roles in David Lynch’s award-winning “Mulholland Drive” and an upcoming part in the Joel Zwick film, “Elvis Has Left the Building” starring Kim Basinger. Also missing in ABC’s coverage due to timeliness is footage they filmed in Washington, D.C., of Cyrus appearing with the top brass of the Marines, carrying out his duties as National Honorary Spokesperson for Toys for Tots.

But Cyrus adds before turning in after a long and interesting day, “Well, they [Primetime] did finish the show off in a very appropriate way with me singing “Some Gave All.” That song is like an old friend… it never lets me down.”



Billy Ray Cyrus, the international star of music, TV, film and DVD, is scheduled to appear on Primetime Thursday, ABC TV’s popular news magazine program on March 11th at 10 PM PT/ET (9 PM CT).

Primetime dispatched camera crews to cover Cyrus on the road and he and his wife Tish were interviewed at their Nashville-area home. The Primetime interview covers Cyrus’s life from living out of an old Chevy car, to worldwide stardom with his debut album Some Gave All, and includes the controversies and roller coaster ride along the way.

Cyrus has been busy trying to balance a hectic life between being a father, husband and the star of the hit series “Doc” on Pax TV. The first season of Doc was just released on DVD. He also appears this summer in the upcoming film “Elvis Has Left the Building” with Kim Basinger. The Other Side, his first Gospel CD from Word Records was released recently to critical acclaim and was just nominated for a Dove Award. Two songs from the album are currently receiving airplay on different radio formats simultaneously, “The Face of God” on country music stations and “I Know You Now,” on Christian inspirational radio.