Billy Ray Cyrus Joins All-Star Lineup for “The Beatles’ 50th At The Bowl” This Weekend

Billy_Ray_Cyrus_8.21_Performance_Photo_Med_ResLast night (Wednesday, Aug. 20), theaward-winning, multi-platinumAmerican singer, songwriterandactorBILLY RAY CYRUSdropped by theHouse of Bluesto perform atRock For Ruben,a benefit concert for the renowned industry guitar techRuben Velasco.CYRUSjoined friendsRick SpringfieldandJohn 5(Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson) to lend his support forRubenas he undergoes treatment for withStage IV cancer(photos below). During the show,CYRUSsat in withJason Charles Millerand performed hitsWherm I Gonna LiveandSome Gave All.The all-star backing band also includedBruce Kulick(Kiss lead guitarist for 12 years),Kenny Aronoff(John Mellencamp, John Fogerty); Gilby Clarke(Guns ‘N Roses, Candy),James Lomenzo(White Lion, Megadeth, John Fogerty) andElliot Easton(The Cars). To help pay forRubens medical expenses, his favorite charity organization, Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, is accepting individual donations on his behalf and will channel 100% of your donation directly to Ruben. Donations can be made at:www.youcaring.com/rubenscancerfund.

Next on tap,CYRUSwill perform all weekend long at the Beatles 50thAt The Bowl. Its been 50 years since the Beatles took Los Angeles by storm with their first concert at theHollywood Bowlon August 23 1964.Beatlemania returnsto the Bowl stage with a re-creation of that iconic performanceFridayandSaturday, August 22-23(8p), as well asSunday, August 24(7:30p).CYRUSwill join RingmasterDave Stewart(co-founder of the Eurythmics),Michelle Branch(Saturday and Sunday), singer songwriter activistMary Lambert(Friday and Sunday),Martina McBride(Saturday and Sunday), soul singerAllen Stone(all nights), R&B singerLiv Warfieldand more. Producer/television personalityBob Eubanks–who brought the Fab Four to the Bowl 50 years ago–will be on hand all three evenings to participate in the festivities.

The concert will begin with the 1964 set list including hits such asTwist and Shout,She Loves You,Cant Buy Me Love,I Want To Hold Your Handand Hard Days Night.The second half of the show features Blackbird, Strawberry Fields, Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love and Eleanor Rigby.The concert also features vintage clips in celebration of theFab Fours L.A. invasion(www.hollywoodbowl.com).

This summer,BILLY RAY CYRUScelebrated the release of his first-ever retrospective albumTHE DISTANCE(Mercury/Ume). A collection of hits spanningCYRUS22-yearcareer,highlights includeStand (w/Miley Cyrus), Country Music Has the Blues (w/George Jones and Loretta Lynn), Achy Breaky Heartand an acoustic version ofSome Gave All.Listen to The Distance–the only new song on the album–onRolling Stone CountryHERE. Elsewhere, check out the acoustic version of Some Gave All onTasteofCountry.comHERE.

PhotoCredit: (Martin Lambert:mxxtin@gmail.com)

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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