NASHVILLE, Tenn. – They’re the epitome of artists who’ve transcended genres, and on Friday, April 1, entertainment icons Billy Ray Cyrus and Snoop Dogg come together with The Avila Brothers for a “A Hard Working Man,” released via Avila Brothers Music Group/BMG.
While on set shooting a video for “A Hard Working Man,” Snoop Dogg let the cat out of the bag by posting a behind the scenes clip on social media with Cyrus.
“Who said you can’t teach an old Dogg a new trick! Snoop and the Avila Brothers are on fire with this new song out Friday!” Cyrus shared.
“Timing has always been critical for us. For this project, everything lined up perfectly! Even more exciting is the partnership with BMG which shines an even brighter light on the contribution of global superstars, Billy Ray Cyrus and Snoop. The record we created puts the focus and value back on hard work. Together, we collectively illuminate, celebrate, and honor those around the world that have continued to show up every single day; keeping our world moving. Music transcends boundaries and is responsible for bringing the colorful world of The Avila Brothers, Billy Ray Cyrus and Snoop Dogg together,” said The Avila Brothers.
Produced by The Avila Brothers and mixed by DJ Quik, “A Hard Working Man” is written by Bobby Ross aka AHVLAH, IZ Avila, Billy Ray Cyrus and C Broadus. CLICK HERE to pre-save and pre-order the new track.
ABOUT BILLY RAY CYRUS:
Throughout his nearly three-decade career of Billboard chart success that put him in the same company as Carlos Santana and Louis Armstrong, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved global success as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist. Most recently, he celebrated the highest RIAA® 14x Diamond-certified song in recorded music history with Lil Nas X on the worldwide smash, “Old Town Road (Remix ft. Billy Ray Cyrus).” When asked about his genre-bending approach to music, Cyrus recently shared, “My philosophy to making music is no limitations. No rules, no limits, no preconceived notions. Don’t try to think inside the box or outside the box, just think like there is no box.” The critically and commercially acclaimed superstar has established himself as a household name across multiple areas of the entertainment landscape, including music, television, theater and more. When one scopes out Cyrus’ trophy case, the awards are represented across all genres: GRAMMY® Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV VMA Moonmen, Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Juno Awards, among many other accolades. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, "Achy Breaky Heart," became a phenomenon and went multi-platinum. After "Achy Breaky Heart," Cyrus followed up with back-to-back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher'm I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” His success continued with dozens more singles that redefined country music. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in the series Doc and Still The King, as well as the hit Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley. To keep up with Cyrus, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and visit billyraycyrus.com.
ABOUT THE AVILA BROTHERS:
With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Avila Brothers Music Group/BMG is headed by GRAMMY® Award-winning brothers Bobby Ross aka AHVLAH and IZ Avila, whose original music and game-changing partnerships have made them pioneers in the music industry. Responsible for hit albums and singles from Usher to Janet Jackson and Gwen Stefani, the duo has architected the launches of billion-dollar brands such as Beats By Dre, and has given back through partnerships with such companies as1500 Sound Academy.
Out of the sales of 40 million records, the duo has contributed five cuts to Usher’s diamond-selling Billboard Top 200 #1 album, CONFESSIONS, winning a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Contemporary R&B Album.” They co-wrote and co-produced “Baggage” and “Can’t Get Enough” from Mary J. Blige’s triple-platinum THE BREAKTHROUGH, and were given the GRAMMY® Award for “Best R&B Album.” They ignited seven tracks for Chaka Khan’s acclaimed epic FUNK THIS, garnering GRAMMY® Awards nods for “Best R&B Album,” in addition to “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” for “Disrespectful” (feat. Mary J. Blige). They also wrote and produced Janet Jackson’s platinum selling albums DAMITA JO and 20 Y.O. Their discography also includes tracks by Earth, Wind & Fire, El DeBarge, Ice-T, Chanté Moore, Kenny Lattimore, and many more.
ABOUT SNOOP DOGG:
An Entertainment Icon, Snoop Dogg has reigned for more than two decades as an unparalleled force who has raised the bar as an entertainer and globally recognized innovator. Snoop defines entertainment history. An award-winning entertainer, Snoop Dogg has released 19 studio albums, sold over 40-million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 countless times on Billboard charts internationally and received 20 GRAMMY® nominations. In addition to his extensive work in music, Snoop Dogg has made his mark in the television and film space. He currently has numerous partnership deals with major studios and networks, including TBS, Netflix, VH1 and more. His accolades include, an Emmy Award nomination for his role as Executive Producer and Co-host of VH1's hit show, Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner, Executive Producer of MTV's Mary + Jane, Executive Producer and Host of TNT's game show, Joker's Wild and Executive Producer of acclaimed Netflix's show, Coach Snoop.