By Margaret Lyons
Updated November 15, 2010 at 02:39 PM EST

Billy Ray Cyrus had three things to say: “God bless America, God bless the troops,” and don’t ask him about his divorce. Cyrus was taping an interview on Tuesday (set to air today) for Woody and the Wake-Up Call on WCOL — Columbus, Ohio’s continuous country station! — when the host asked about his pending divorce. “I’m sorry, I had to ask you,” Woody Johnson stammered. And then Cyrus got huffy:

Is it possible this is performance art? This is essentially parody of itself: What’s the most trite thing a country singer can possibly say? And what’s the goofiest name for a morning radio show? Can we combine all of this somehow? Oh, we can? Thanks, pop culture universe!

So … Team Billy Ray on this, right, PopWatchers?