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Billy Ray Cyrus is in a fighting mood on his twangy cover of LL Cool J‘s “Mama Said Knock You Out” from his latest Singin’ Hills Sessions EP, Mojave. The country star puts his down home spin on LL’s Grammy-winning 1990 hip-hop haymaker for the EP, which dropped on Friday morning (Nov. 6).

With acoustic guitars, banjos, a foot-stopping rhythm and Cyrus’ sung-spoken drawl, the veteran country singer transforms LL’s brawler’s snarl into a flinty-eyed Western croon. The EP also features versions of Billy Ray’s “Ghost Dance,” “99 Single Wide,” “Holdin’ On” and “Good at Goodbyes.”

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/9479357/billy-ray-cyrus-country-cover-ll-cool-j-mama-said-knock-you-out/

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