Billy Ray Cyrus Joins Dionne Warwick in New Video

The pair offers an inspirational message in “Hope Is Just Ahead.”

Billy Ray Cyrus and legendary pop vocalist Dionne Warwick have teamed up to offer an inspirational message with their new duet, “Hope Is Just Ahead.” The video for the song is premiering on usatoday.com and contains timely images culled from recent news events.

The clip begins with a portion of President Obama’s speech to the nation in the aftermath of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Interspersed throughout the video are footage from other school tragedies, statistics on gun violence and scenes of Billy Ray and Dionne in the studio. The single is slated to hit radio on Monday, Feb. 3.

“As a singer-songwriter, I’ve always tried to capture the truth and honesty of life,” Billy Ray remarked in a release about the video. “This song is about change. It’s about looking at our past mistakes and learning from them as a society. More than anything, it’s about hope and a better tomorrow, if we will only allow ourselves to believe.”

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of “Hope Is Just Ahead” will be donated to Do the Right Thing—National Campaign to Stop Violence.

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