Home at Last (Billy Ray Cyrus album)

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Home at Last
Home At Last - Billy Ray Cyrus.jpg
Studio album by Billy Ray Cyrus
Released July 24, 2007 (2007-07-24)
Genre Country
Length 52:17
Label Walt Disney
Producer Michael Anthony, Andy Dodd, Fred Mollin, Joe Scaife, Peter Stengaard, Adam Watts, Russ Zavitson
Billy Ray Cyrus chronology
Wanna Be Your Joe
Home at Last
Love Songs
Singles from Home at Last
  1. "Ready, Set, Don't Go"
    Released: August 11, 2007 (2007-08-11)
  2. "Ready, Set, Don't Go
    (with Miley Cyrus)"

    Released: October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Common Sense Media 2/5 stars[3]
Country Weekly (average)[4]

Home at Last is the tenth studio album released by country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus. It was released on July 24, 2007, and is follow-up album to Wanna Be Your Joe, which was released in 2006. Home at Last is Cyrus' debut and only album to date for Walt Disney Records.

The album debuted and peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums, and number 20 on the Billboard 200 and on the Billboard Top Comprehensive Albums,[5][6] setting a record for a father-daughter duo to have their own Top 20 album on the Billboard 200. When Home at Last debuted, Miley's album, Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus was at number 1.


The album's lead-off single, "Ready, Set, Don't Go", debuted at number 47 for the chart week of August 11, 2007, on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, making it Billy Ray's first chart entry since 2004 with "The Other Side". On October 9, 2007, Billy Ray and Miley performed a duet of the song on Dancing with the Stars.

The duet debuted on the chart on October 27, 2007, at number 27. It eventually reached number 4 on the country charts, giving Billy Ray his first Top 5 single since "Busy Man" reached number 3 in 1999. It was also Miley's first Top 5 on any Billboard chart, as well as her first release to country radio.

After "Ready, Set, Don't Go" fell from the country music charts, no further singles were released. Cyrus began to work on his next studio album. The album was released on Lyric Street Records on April 7, 2009. It was titled Back to Tennessee.

The track "Stand" was originally recorded as a duet with Miley Cyrus on Billy Ray's previous album Wanna Be Your Joe. However, the song was remixed without Miley's vocals and was added to Home at Last.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ready, Set, Don't Go"   Cyrus, Casey Beathard 4:06
2. "The Beginning"   Jack Wallin 3:56
3. "The Buffalo"   Tom Douglas, Andy Goldmark 3:55
4. "Flying By"   Joanna Smith, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele 3:57
5. "Brown Eyed Girl"   Van Morrison 3:43
6. "Don't Give Up on Me"   Walt Aldridge, James LeBlanc 3:22
7. "You've Got a Friend" (featuring Emily Osment) Carole King 4:24
8. "You Can't Lose Me"   Diane Warren 4:01
9. "Can't Live Without Your Love"   Brad Crisler, LeBlanc 3:42
10. "My Everything"   Cyrus 3:29
11. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"   James R. Holiday, James Randy Myers, Jackie DeShannon 3:12
12. "Over the Rainbow"   Harold Arlen, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg 5:18
13. "Stand"   Cyrus, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd 3:58
14. "Ready, Set, Don't Go" (featuring Miley Cyrus) Cyrus, Beathard 3:48


  • David Angell- violin
  • Kenny Aronoff- drums
  • Sam Bacco- percussion
  • Richard Bennett- acoustic guitar
  • Mike Brignardello- bass guitar
  • Pat Buchanan- electric guitar
  • Tom Bukovac- electric guitar
  • Tim Buppert- background vocals
  • David J. Carpenter- bass guitar
  • Butch Carr- background vocals
  • John Catchings- cello
  • Vinnie Colaiuta- drums
  • Billy Ray Cyrus- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Miley Cyrus- vocals on track 14
  • Matt Dame- background vocals
  • Eric Darken- percussion
  • David Davidson- violin
  • Andy Dodd- electric guitar, piano
  • Dan Dugmore- steel guitar
  • Stuart Duncan- mandocello
  • Connie Ellisor- violin
  • Kenny Greenberg- electric guitar
  • Jim Grosjean- viola
  • Tom Hambridge- background vocals
  • James Harrah- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Tony Harrell- accordion, keyboards
  • Aubrey Haynie- fiddle
  • John Hobbs- keyboards
  • Mike Johnson- steel guitar
  • Troy Johnson- background vocals
  • John Jorgenson- electric guitar, banjo
  • Shane Keister- keyboards
  • Karima Kibble- choir
  • Sherrie Kibble- choir
  • Anthony LaMarchina- cello
  • Paul Liem- drums, percussion
  • Matthew McCauley- conductor, string arrangements
  • Fred Mollin- 12-string acoustic guitar, Hammond organ, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Greg Morrow- drums
  • Kathy Niebank- background vocals
  • Emily Osment- vocals on track 7
  • Dean Parks- dobro, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Larry Paxton- bass guitar
  • Shandra Penix- choir
  • Matt Rollings- keyboards
  • Joe Scaife- background vocals
  • Pam Sixfin- violin
  • Elisabeth K. Small- violin
  • Chris Stapleton- background vocals
  • Peter Stengaard- bass guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Mary Kathryn Van Osdale- violin
  • Adam Watts- drums, acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • John Paul White- background vocals
  • Kris Wilkinson- viola
  • John Willis- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, soloist
  • Karen Winklemann- violin
  • Suzanne Young- choir
  • Russ Zavitson- background vocals

Chart performance[edit]


The album debuted at number 3 on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart; Cyrus' first Top 5 album since It Won't Be the Last in 1993. It also debuted at number 20 on the all-genres charts Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums, selling approximately 30,000 copies it its first official week of release. To date, the album has sold over 297,000 copies in the United States.

Charts (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 20
U.S. Billboard Top Comprehensive Albums 20
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2007 "Ready, Set, Don't Go" 33 76
"Ready, Set, Don't Go" (with Miley Cyrus) 4 37 47