Country Music Has The Blues

Album: Wanna Be Your Joe (2006)
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  • This lament for the state of the country music industry was written by Billy Ray Cyrus with his son Trace Cyrus of the band Metro Station. It features guest appearances by Loretta Lynn and George Jones.
  • The song was originally included on Cyrus' 2006 Wanna Be Your Joe album and eight years later featured on the singer's The Distance: Best of Billy Ray Cyrus collection. The "Achy Breaky Heart" star put the ballad for the third time on a record when it was part of the tracklisting for his 2017 Set The Record Straight set.

    "I'm hoping third time's a charm," he admitted to The Boot in 2017. "Because I just always thought it was a shame that Nashville had never recognized the fact that George Jones and Loretta Lynn came in and sang with me... and they didn't just sing on it, they put their souls and their spirits on it, and it's really, really great."
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