Industry News | April 11, 2013

Buffets, Inc. Goes Country with Billy Ray Cyrus Partnership

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Buffets, Inc. is proud to announce its latest tie-in with country music, this time with the singer/songwriter/actor Billy Ray Cyrus and his 13th studio album, “Change My Mind”. 

Beginning April 11, guests can pick up Cyrus’ latest CD at Ryan’s, Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, and Fire Mountain for a special $8.99 price, while supplies last. 

Proceeds from the CDs will support the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) for Operation Outdoors, a camp program that assists the children of military personnel during deployment. 

“Our restaurants are all about providing an inviting environment for families to connect over a delicious meal,” says Alice Crowder, vice president of marketing for Buffets, Inc. “It’s fitting to be partnering with one of America’s most famous fathers and military supporters, while aligning with the ASYMCA and its mission of helping military families reconnect.”

Produced by GRAMMY-nominated, multi award-winning producer Brandon Friesen, “Change My Mind” is a 10-song collection that harkens back to Cyrus’ roots in bluegrass, Southern rock, gospel, and country music.

The Flatwoods, Kentucky, native wrote or co-wrote every song on the CD, including the title track and lead single, “Change My Mind.”

The tune is already a fan favorite, with the music video nearing the Top 10 on Great American Country’s (GAC) Top 20 Country Countdown.

Billy Ray Cyrus struck it big in June 1992 with his debut album, “Some Gave All”. This debut eventually became a nine-times-platinum-selling No. 1 album, fueled by the best-selling single “Achy Breaky Heart,” which spent five weeks atop the Billboard Country chart.  

This success launched Cyrus’ colorful 20-year career in the spotlight, during which he has sold millions of albums worldwide, charted nearly 30 singles (including three No. 1 country hits), and racked up multiple film and television credits.

Cyrus also made his debut in the Broadway play “Chicago” late last year. Throughout all of his success, he has remained devoted to the military cause and is overjoyed to partner with Buffets, Inc. on this project.