Don’t believe your eyes: Billy Ray Cyrus is NOT in costume as Daniel Boone and that is not an animal-hide cap. It’s human hair.

Whether that hair started life in his follicles, or he in fact lifts it off at night and set it on a wig form he has nicknamed Madam, I may never know. But this seems so deep into self-parody that I had to Google it to see if he wore it for work. And this is what I found out about his new CMT show:

“Still The King” follows Cyrus as “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden country music star who emerges from the ashes twenty years after the height of his career as an Elvis impersonator. After drunkenly crashing his car into an old country church outside of Nashville, he’s sentenced to return and serve as the church’s handyman as part of his parole. Along the way, he pretends to be the congregation’s new minister and discovers that he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met.

It. Has. Everything: Elvis jumpsuits, rhymes, tool boxes, false idols, skeptical bumpkins who wear chintz,  and DN-ehhhhh?!? (it’s that thing where you recognize your own mullet in the wild). Basically, he’s found a job where he can CLAIM the hair is for work, but secretly come alive under its dated, spiky heft.

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