The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover

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The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover
Greatest hits album by Billy Ray Cyrus
Released June 24, 1997
Genre Country
Label Mercury
Producer Various; new tracks produced by Keith Stegall and John Kelton
Billy Ray Cyrus chronology
Trail of Tears
(1996)Trail of Tears1996
The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover
Shot Full of Love
(1998)Shot Full of Love1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4/5 stars[1]

The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover is a greatest hits album, released in 1997, by country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus. It features three newly released tracks — "It's All the Same to Me", "Cover to Cover", and "Bluegrass State of Mind" — as well as a reprise of "Trail of Tears" from his 1996 album of the same name. "It's All the Same to Me" was a Top 20 hit for Cyrus in 1997 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Writer(s)
1. "It's All the Same to Me"[A] 4:25 Jerry Laseter, Kerry Kurt Phillips
2. "Cover to Cover"[A] 3:11 Gary Burr
3. "Bluegrass State of Mind"[A] 4:12 Mark Collie, Alex Harvey
4. "Trail of Tears" 3:41 Billy Ray Cyrus
5. "One Last Thrill" 3:38 Dave Loggins, Reed Nielsen
6. "Storm in the Heartland" 3:53 Donal Burns, Billy Henderson, Curt Ryle
7. "Words by Heart" 3:07 Nielsen, Monty Powell
8. "Somebody New" 3:45 Mike Curtis, Harvey
9. "In the Heart of a Woman" 4:00 Keith Hinton, Brett Cartwright
10. "She's Not Cryin' Anymore" 3:25 Cyrus, Buddy Cannon, Terry Shelton
11. "Could've Been Me" 3:44 Nielsen, Powell
12. "Achy Breaky Heart" 3:23 Don Von Tress
  • A^ New recording.


The following musicians played on the previously unreleased tracks.[2]


  • Keith Stegall and John Kelton (tracks 1-3)
  • Terry Shelton and Billy Ray Cyrus (track 4)
  • Joe Scaife and Jim Cotton (tracks 5-12)

Chart performance[edit]


Year Chart Peak
1997 Top Country Albums 23
Canadian Country Albums 11


Year Single Chart Positions
US Country CAN Country
1997 "It's All the Same to Me" 19 14


  1. ^ Allmusic - review
  2. ^ The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover (Media notes). Billy Ray Cyrus. Mercury Records. 1997. 314-534 837-2.