Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus will publish his memoir with Amazon Publishing in hardcover and eBook edition in spring 2013.

Trident Media CEO Dan Strone negotiated the deal alongside John Ferriter, Lo Bosworth and Stuart Dill from Octagon Entertainment. Strone also negotiated an $800,000 deal for Penny Marshall‘s memoir with Amazon.

Cyrus (pictured, via) had this statement in the release: “I learned early from The Book of Psalms that: ‘The Truth will be your shield and your buckle’. I’ve always loved that.  You only get one chance to tell your life story.  This is my chance to set the record straight.  I realized that over the years that there have been untruths and misconceptions about me, my music, my life, my family and our dreams.  I’m going to lay out the facts starting from August 25th, 1961 and work my way to the present, even if it stings a little.”