“Talking monster-truck animal.”
That’s what Kelsea Ballerini and Billy Ray Cyrus can add to their résumés thanks to an upcoming gig on Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines.
While Kelsea has made several music videos, her only acting credit is portraying herself on the Nashville series. For “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus, acting is a full-blown second career.
As an actor, Billy Ray has done everything from a bit part in David Lynch’s acclaimed film Mulholland Drive to co-starring with his daughter Miley for four seasons on Disney’s Hannah Montana. In 2016, Billy Ray co-starred with Joey Lauren Adams on CMT’s Still the King.
Now they will both be providing the voices for talking monster-truck animals in two upcoming episodes of Nickelodeon’s preschool-focused Blaze and the Monster Machines.
Kelsea provides the voice of a toucan-truck named Tooks that is recruited to help the main characters in a game of “Jungle Ball.”
Billy Ray will be the voice of a greedy lizard-truck named Lazard that is attempting to steal powers from the other animals.
Tune in to Nickelodeon on Wednesday, May 31, at 12 p.m. ET to see Kelsea’s episode, while Billy Ray’s episode airs on Monday, May 29 at 12 p.m. ET.
Lazard and Tooks images from Blaze and the Monster Machines courtesy Nickelodeon; Billy Ray Cyrus photo courtesy Aristo PR; Kelsea Ballerini photo by Joseph Llanes/Sweet Talk Publicity