Billy Ray Cyrus private gig in Toronto last night

Billy Ray Cyrus was in Toronto yesterday to promote his new CD, Change My Mind, and Tribute had the opportunity to talk to him about not only the CD, but his autobiography coming out next April, his 2013 tour, his daughter Miley Cyrus‘s engagement and other upcoming projects, including a stint on Broadway in the musical Chicago. We were also invited to a intimate private show at the Rivoli last night, for a crowd of approximately 100, including some who’d won tickets via radio contests. Billy Ray was greeted with loud applause when he showed up at 7:30 p.m. on the stage and performed a set of songs from his new album, including the title track “Change My Mind” and “That’s What Daddys Do” – a tender song about his own father. He bantered with the ardent fans in the crowd and ended the set with “Achy Breaky Heart,” but when they begged for more, he complied with one last song, “Stomp,” then graciously took time to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.  Former Canadian heavyweight boxer George Chuvalo was on hand in the audience for the performance and afterwards was greeted with delight by Billy Ray, then the two posed for photos with each other and with fans. Billy Ray’s new CD, Change My Mind, drops this Monday, October 22nd. Check back later for our exclusive interview! ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Karen Munro • October 17, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

    Sounds like a great nite !

  2. Joy • October 17, 2012 @ 1:58 PM

    Heard from friends that it was a great time..wish I could of been there to see Billy Ray play.

  3. Shirley • October 17, 2012 @ 2:15 PM

    Some friends of mine where there and they had an awesome time. Wish I could have been there but live to farr away.

  4. Annie • October 17, 2012 @ 3:14 PM

    He’s soooo sexy! I wish I’d been there!

  5. Trevor • October 17, 2012 @ 10:33 PM

    I had no idea that Miley was married! Isn’t this guy a little old for her?

  6. Germain • October 18, 2012 @ 1:51 PM

    You think anyone would remember him if his daughter hadn’t gotten famous? Washed up singer clinging to little fame he has left. Pathetic.

  7. Deb • October 19, 2012 @ 11:15 PM

    Nice pics! I love him, I can’t wait for him to come on tour!

  8. Karen • October 19, 2012 @ 11:37 PM

    Germain, if you listened to country music you’d know he’s had many, many hits over the years and if anything, being associated with Miley has hurt his career but it looks like he’s back on track now. He was on that stupid show for her benefit so she could have a career and I doubt she appreciates it but she wouldn’t have been Hannah Montana if he hadn’t agreed to play her father.

  9. Angela • October 20, 2012 @ 2:05 PM

    I’m counting down the days until Monday – I’m going first thing to itunes to download his new album!

  10. Sally • October 20, 2012 @ 7:50 PM

    He looks great!

  11. Patricia • October 21, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

    Billy Ray Cyrus is soooo hot.

  12. grace • October 21, 2012 @ 9:05 PM

    Darn, I wish I’d heard about it! I’ll check out his tour for sure, I wonder which venues he’ll be at.

  13. Andrea • October 22, 2012 @ 10:06 AM

    I loooved him in Doc, they should do a reunion movie.

  14. Darcy • October 23, 2012 @ 12:16 AM

    I just bought his new single, it’s pretty amazing.

  15. Hailey • October 25, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

    When do we get to see your interview with Billy Ray, will it be in the next magazine?

  16. Blue Cadillac Music • February 6, 2014 @ 3:26 AM

    Gotta love Billy Ray!

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