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As the 2012 general election draws closer, on Thursday night Piers Morgan pulled up his bootstraps and invited Billy Ray Cyrus into the studio for an entertaining and revealing live interview.
In 1992, the 51-year-old's celebrated hit "Achy Breaky Heart" was voted the Country Music Association's Single of the Year. But who will Cyrus be voting for on November 6? With his guest having yet to publicly endorse a candidate, Morgan attempted to get the vocalist to sing someone's praises:
"What is your view of where the country is?" he began his inquiry.
"My view is that, you know, America's coming out of a deep hole. When President Obama took over, we were pretty far upside down in a lot of different ways, you know, around the world. And he's only been in four years," said Cyrus. "I think the country is making a turn around ... And I think the president needs four more years."
With the world-famous Miley Cyrus already having pledged her support for the incumbent, will father follow in his daughter's footsteps?
"You would vote for him again?" pressed Morgan.
"I'm going to vote for him again. Yeah, I believe in him," he revealed formally. "I just think I've seen our president. I've seen the support of the troops. I know that a lot of our veterans are coming home. I think that our country believes in our president. And I think that President Obama believes in our veterans."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Cyrus explains how politics differs from road kill, and why he inadvertently named his new album after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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