Celeb GOSSIP >> Billy Ray Cyrus on Liam Hemsworth: What a Guy! What an Actor!

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Liam Hemsworth

Billy Ray Cyrus is shying away from fears over Satanical attacks these days.

As he continues to make amends for statements he made earlier this year (such as claiming that fame ruined his family), Billy Ray is showing major support for his daughter's boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.

"He's a great guy," Billy Ray told E! News yesterday while promoting his patriotic new album "I'm American." "He's solid. He's got great character."

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Hemsworth will also be known as a lot more than Miley Cyrus' boyfriend in a few months: he's landed the major role of Gale in The Hunger Games.

How does Billy Ray think the young actor will do?

"The script is killer, and Liam is going to knock it out of the park," said the country crooner."He's a tremendous talent."

Up next for Billy Ray, professionally? A great cause. He hosts Surprise Homecoming, a TLC show about American troops reuniting with their families. It premieres on July 11.

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