Entertainment icons Billy Ray Cyrus and Snoop Dogg joined the Avila Brothers for “A Hard Working Man” and today released the “Yellowstone Mix” which incorporates more elements of Hip Hop and Snoop’s Urban influence on the already popular track. The song is a true mix of artists and genres with one of Hip Hop’s true icons, a Country legend and two Mexican-American creatives who have previously stayed predominantly behind the scenes. “A Hardworking Man” blends Snoop’s West Coast swagger, Cyrus’ Country appeal, Avila Brothers heritage, style, and Grammy-winning magic touch. The collaboration celebrates those that show up and grind every day and are proud of it. Now releasing the “Yellowstone Mix” of the track, the artists hope to spark up even more interest from the Hip Hop market. The song still recalls images of the American Industrial Revolution like a chorus of factory workers, a Western whistle and a railroad harmonica.
Throughout his nearly three-decade career of Billboard chart success that put him in the same company as Carlos Santana and Louis Armstrong, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved global success as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist. Most recently, he celebrated the highest RIAA® 14x Diamond-certified song in recorded music history with Lil Nas X on the worldwide smash, “Old Town Road (Remix ft. Billy Ray Cyrus).” The critically and commercially acclaimed superstar has established himself as a household name across multiple areas of the entertainment landscape, including music, television, theatre and more. His hit single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon and went multi-platinum.
For the Avila Brothers, the newly inked global partnership with BMG is now bringing their music to fans around the world. “Music transcends boundaries and is responsible for bringing the colourful world of Billy Ray Cyrus and Snoop Dogg together with us, for which we are eternally grateful,” said The Avila Brothers. “Our country is divided right now on so many issues, the coming together of such diverse artists from diverse backgrounds to focus on the hardworking backbone of this country, is meant to inspire and unite people with the music.”
With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Avila Brothers Music Group/BMG is headed by GRAMMY® Award-winning brothers Bobby Ross aka Ahvlah and Iz Avila, whose original music and game-changing partnerships have made them pioneers in the music industry. Out of the sales of 40 million records, the duo has contributed five cuts to Usher’s diamond-selling Billboard Top 200 #1 album, “Confessions”, winning a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Contemporary R&B Album.” They co-wrote and co-produced “Baggage” and “Can’t Get Enough” from Mary J. Blige’s triple-platinum “The Breakthrough , and were given the GRAMMY® Award for “Best R&B Album.” They ignited seven tracks for Chaka Khan’s acclaimed epic “Funk This”, garnering GRAMMY® Awards nods for “Best R&B Album,” in addition to “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” for “Disrespectful” (feat. Mary J. Blige). They also wrote and produced Janet Jackson’s platinum-selling albums “Damita Jo” and “20 Y.O.”. Their discography also includes tracks by Earth, Wind & Fire, El DeBarge, Ice-T, Chanté Moore, Kenny Lattimore, and many more.
An Entertainment Icon, Snoop Dogg has reigned for more than two decades as an unparalleled force who has raised the bar as an entertainer and globally recognized innovator. Snoop defines entertainment history. An award-winning entertainer, Snoop Dogg has released 19 studio albums, sold over 40-million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 countless times on Billboard charts internationally and received 20 GRAMMY® nominations. In addition to his extensive work in music, Snoop Dogg has made his mark inthe television and film space. He currently has numerous partnership deals with major studios and networks, including TBS, Netflix, VH1 and more. His accolades include, an Emmy Award nomination for his role as Executive Producer and Co-host of VH1’s hit show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck.
“I want this song to appreciate the hardworking people of this country and let them know we appreciate them no matter where they some from,” says Snoop Dogg.