You may know him best as the lead vocalist for Poison, or maybe as a reality TV star on “Rock of Love,” or even as a solo artist, having just released the single “Nothing to Lose.” But now Michaels is tapping into his melodic prowess and knack for writing epic ballads to deliver a song that could just span the breadth of music, including country as he recorded a version of it with pop princess and country music offspring Miley Cyrus.
Yeah, you read that right. Bret Michaels, the “bad boy of rock” with 15 Top 40 singles like “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Something to Believe In” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” has hooked up with the spawn of Billy Ray Cyrus for “Nothing to Lose,” to a bit of internet buzz.
“Bret and I had a great time in the studio together just hanging out and making music,” Cyrus was quoted as saying. “He’s so passionate about music and it shows. I think it’s such a rad collaboration because it shows that two artists that seem so different on the outside can come together and organically create something that we are both proud of.”
And while the concept of pairing the two seems a bit offbeat, word is the collaboration is harmonious on the track.
“I never sat down and said, ‘Look at the content. Look at the lyrical content,” Michaels said. “There is nothing I have to be defensive about, I just thought it was a beautiful song.”
Michaels just released the new single “Lie to Me” from his Custom Built album and will appear on the upcoming season of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. He will be at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25, and guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For tickets and more information, please call 615-902-8211 or visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com.
All five versions of the country-rock ballad “Nothing to Lose” are now available on CD at the singer’s website, and the single featuring Miley Cyrus is available for download on iTunes. To get the latest info on Bret Michaels, including appearances, visit his official website www.BretMichaels.com.