Billy Ray Cyrus, Randy Travis set for joint TV series

Still The King doesn’t have a premiere date or network

More country music stars may be coming to your television real soon. Billy Ray Cyrus and Randy Travis are set to star in a new TV series together. In a recent interview with Billboard about his new memoir Hillbilly Heart, Cyrus says he and fellow country icon Travis are excited about the project.

“I filmed a pilot with Randy Travis called Still The King — I play a dysfunctional Elvis impersonator who becomes a preacher. Randy’s the sheriff. It’s a great story, and I think it will find a home pretty soon,” Cyrus says.

No further details about the pilot were revealed at press time.

This would be the third TV series for Cyrus who starred in Doc from 2001-2004 on the defunct PAX-TV, and Hannah Montana from 2006-2011 on The Disney Channel along side real life daughter Miley Cyrus. Cyrus also begins filming a new movie in Nashville called Like A Country Song the first week of May.

This would be the first starring  TV role for Travis who is also no stranger to acting. He’s appeared in nearly three dozen films and has made guest appearances on TV’s Touched By An Angel and Matlock, among others, throughout their runs.

If the pilot is picked up, this could give viewers the chance to see three country stars (and a bunch of actors playing country stars) on TV this fall. Though unofficial, it’s very likely country legend Reba McEntire’s second sitcom, ABC’s Malibu Country along with ABC’s Nashville, in which actors portray singers and musicians engulfed in make believe drama surrounding the country music industry, will each be renewed for a second season. Those announcements are expected to be made during the network’s Upfront presentation in May.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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