Country star Billy Ray Cyrus is hoping to revive his acting career with a new Tv show in which he plays a "dysfunctional" Elvis Presley impersonator who finds religion.

The Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker has teamed up with fellow country musician Randy Travis for the project and Cyrus is confident the series will soon be picked up by a Tv network.

He tells, "I filmed a pilot with Randy Travis called Still The King - I play a dysfunctional Elvis impersonator who becomes a preacher. Randy's the sheriff. It's a great story, and I think it will find a home pretty soon."

Cyrus is also set to begin shooting new movie Like A Country Song in Nashville, Tennessee, next month (May13).

The singer had a regular role in his daughter Miley's Disney sitcom Hannah Montana, which wrapped in 2011, and has since made a handful of appearances in Tv drama 90210.