Country star-turned-actor Billy Ray Cyrus has recorded a new gospel album after receiving a message from God.

The ACHY BREAKY HEART singer, the son of a Pentecostal preacher, was shooting a TV show in Toronto, Canada, at the beginning of the year (03) when he sought a little divine intervention.

He explains, "I was at the end of my rope and I got down on my knees and said, 'God, is this what you really want me to do?'"

He then asked for a sign and at that moment the phone rang and producer pal BILLY JOE WALKER was on the end of the line telling Cyrus he had to record a gospel album. The end product is his latest LP, THE OTHER SIDE.

13/11/2003 09:06