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The newly minted country anthem is straight out of the long-iconic American singer/songwriter's wheelhouse, and sure to inspire a line dance redux as he first did in his unforgettable 1992 hit, Achy Breaky Heart. And Country Twisted is Canadian – the writers and producers are Vancouver-based Peter Gibson and Morris Tancredi and was recorded in that city.
While that track in particular was the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia, Cyrus' hat-tips extend to include going nine-times Platinum for his ground breaking debut, Some Gave All (1992), eight Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 17 Top 40 tracks, 36 charted singles, starring in television shows like the Pax TV, Canadian-filmed Doc, Disney Channel's Hannah Montana and CMT's Still the King, and much more.
Last year, he perked ears again as a featured artist on a remix of Lil Nas X's Old Town Road, a contribution which added a first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 list to his list of accolades.
Cyrus helped make history with the collaboration; the song spent a record-breaking 19 consecutive weeks at the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and also 19 weeks and the top spot on the Billboard R&B / Hip Hop Songs and Billboard Hot Rap Songs charts. The song also topped the national singles charts in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It was awarded diamond certification by the RIAA for moving ten million total units in the United States, the fastest song to be awarded diamond certification.
Also thanks to the song, Billy Ray Cyrus won his first two GRAMMY Awards (Best Pop/Duo Group Performance and Best Music Video).
Country Twisted is available now.