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Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the Woodstock Fair in South Woodstock, Conn., country artist Billy Ray Cyrus plans to record his next album. "I don't know whe

Following the completion of his summer tour with a Sept. 3 performance at the Woodstock Fair in South Woodstock, Conn., country artist Billy Ray Cyrus plans to record his next album. "I don't know whether I'm comin' or goin'," Cyrus said in a statement. "I've had an absolute blast being out on tour this summer, and it's really kinda recharged my batteries for this new album. We've got some great songs already."

In addition to work on the album, Cyrus will head to Toronto to continue work on the second season of PAX series "Doc" in Toronto. In its first season, "Doc" was the family-oriented cable network's top-rated show. New episodes of the Sunday night program are scheduled to begin airing Sept. 9.

Cyrus will also be seen in two soon-to-be-released films, "Mullholland Drive" and "Wish You Were Dead." Due out Oct. 12 in a limited U.S. release, the former won the best director honor for David Lynch at this year's Cannes Film Festival and finds Cyrus playing a pool cleaner. In "Wish," premiering next month at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, the musician stars as a "low life thug" opposite Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwes.

"I've been very blessed to be able to hang around some great actors, producers, directors and writers who have given me an incredible education on the acting world," Cyrus added, "and it's been very rewarding to see 'Doc' take off like it has."

Fans who want to hear more music from the artist won't have to wait too long, as Cyrus has contributed a song to an upcoming compilation celebrating Professional Bull Riders (PBR). "Let's Go to the PBR" will be included on "Dancin' With Thunder," due out Sept. 25 via Epic Nashville, which will also feature tracks by Toby Keith, Jewel, Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Deryl Dodd, and Wildhorses. Cyrus will also appear on TNN's salute to the PBR, which will tape Sept. 6 at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon.

For more on Cyrus, visit his official Web site.