Billy Ray Cyrus puts his own Kentucky spin on LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out” on the second installment of his Singin’ Hills Sessions EPs. Subtitled Mojave — Cyrus cut most of the project in the Mojave Desert. (Read more from Rolling Stone).
“I’ve always loved that song — as well as fellow Kentucky native, Muhammad Ali — and just the concept of persistence and believing in yourself,” Cyrus said in a statement. “Countrifying it was a joy and I feel like this song is the next segment of my circle following ‘Old Town Road.’”