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Billy Ray Cyrus

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Billy Ray Cyrus

American country music singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, who has achieved great success worldwide add

Category: Music

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (70%), Tennessee (11%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Loretta Lynn, Kentucky, Backstreet Boys

Linked to: Disney Channel, People, Georgetown College, Facebook




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Billy Ray Cyrus was born in 1961 add something


Del Reeves - In 1979, Reeves left his musical career to pursue a career as a music executive and played a big role in the signing of Billy Ray Cyrus


In the 1980s, he played at a bar known as Changes Bar owned by Jimmy Gettys as a band called "Sly Dog", before signing a record contract with Mercury Nashville, Tennessee Records add something


From 1986 to 1991, Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith, with whom he co-wrote the songs "Wher'm I Gonna Live-" and "Some Gave All", both of which were featured on his 1992 debut album "Some Gave All" add something


And against his record company's advice, he secretly married Finley on Dec. 28 1992 add something


Cyrus began to record and write music for his debut album, released in 1992 add something


Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia add something


The album featured four consecutive Top 40 singles on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart from 1992 to 1993; including an album cut, the title track add something


"Some Gave All" was released in 1992 add something


"Some Gave All" was the best-selling album of the 1992 in the US with 4,832,000 copies add something


The Marcy Brothers - Also included on the album was "Don't Tell My Heart", a song which would later become a five-week Number One on the country charts in 1992 when Billy Ray Cyrus recorded it under the title "Achy Breaky Heart"


Bucky Covington - It debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums chart, making the album the best opening week for a debut album by a male on the chart since Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 debut with "Some Gave All"


Ty Herndon - The album itself debuted at number 15 on Top Country Albums and number 1 on Top Heatseekers, the highest debut for a country artist since Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All" in 1992


Travis Tritt - In June 1992, Tritt received media attention when he criticized Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" at a Fan Fair interview, saying that he did not think that Cyrus' song made a "statement"


Also in 1993, Cyrus appeared on Dolly Parton's single "Romeo"; though the single only reached 27 on the country singles charts, the accompanying video was popular on CMT add something


In 1993, Cyrus and Mercury Records quickly released Cyrus' second studio album, "It Won't Be the Last" add something


It debuted at No. 3 on the country charts, making it Cyrus' first Top 5 entry since "It Won't Be the Last" debuted at No. 1 in 1993 add something


On December 28, 1993, he married Leticia "Tish" Cyrus, née Finley add something


Cyrus' third studio album, "Storm in the Heartland", was released in 1994 add something


The album was his final album he recorded for PolyGram, as they closed their doors in 1995 add something


Cyrus' most critically acclaimed album was 1996's, "Trail of Tears" on Mercury Records add something


"Some Gave All" was certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States in 1996, and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide add something


Mercury Nashville, Tennessee released "Shot Full of Love" in 1998 add something


After the single fell from the charts, Cyrus left Mercury's roster and signed with Monument Records in 1999 add something


Cyrus starred in the 1999 independent film "Radical Jack" add something


His debut album for Monument, "Southern Rain", was released in 2000 add something


The album "Wanna Be Your Joe" was Billy Ray's first country album since 2000s "Southern Rain" add something


Matthew West - After penning songs for well-known musicians like Billy Ray Cyrus and Rachael Lampa, he began touring the United States as an independent artist in 2000 and 2001


Mullet (haircut) - Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy sang about the mullet in "The Phantom Mullet," a song off of their 2000 album "All the Hype That Money Can Buy", referencing Billy Ray Cyrus and REO Speedwagon in the lyrics


From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show "Doc" add something


He had a small part in David Lynch's 2001 film "Mulholland Drive" as Gene, a pool cleaner who had been having an affair with the wife of Adam Kesher add something


In 2001, Cyrus played the lead role on the PAX comedy-drama "Doc", which became the network's highest-rated show add something


Both albums, "Time Flies" and "The Other Side", were released in 2003 add something


In 2005, Cyrus expanded his acting career in a stage production of "Annie Get Your Gun" in Toronto, appearing in the role of Frank Butler add something


In late 2005, Cyrus and his daughter Miley Cyrus began co-starring in the Disney Channel original television series, "Hannah Montana," which premiered on March 24, 2006 add something


In late 2005, he began to co-star in the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana" with his daughter Miley Cyrus add something


Also in 2006, Billy Ray appeared with metal-rock group Metal Skool , and performed several songs including "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol, and the song "I Want My Mullet Back", which appears on "Wanna Be Your Joe" add something


In March 2007, Cyrus joined several other celebrities to take part in the fourth season of the US version of "Dancing with the Stars" add something


"Home at Last" was released in July 2007 on Walt Disney Records add something


In October 2007, Cyrus and daughter Miley Cyrus, performed a duet version of the song on "Dancing with the Stars" add something


Sanjaya Malakar - Upon meeting Billy Ray Cyrus, Malakar reported discussing a guest spot on Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" in an April 20, 2007 interview with Access Hollywood


Cyrus was a part of the Disney collection, "Country Sings Disney" in 2008 add something


The duet of the song debuted at No. 27 on the Country charts and eventually peaked at No. 4 in 2008; giving Billy Ray his first Top 5 single since "Busy Man" in 1999, as well as Miley's first Top 5 on any "Billboard" chart add something


The first single, "Somebody Said a Prayer", debuted at No. 53 in August 2008 and reached No. 33 in November of that year add something


The album was originally planned to be released on October 21, 2008, but was pushed back to November 18 add something


On November 12, 2008, Billy Ray and Miley presented the "Song of the Year" award at the 42nd Annual Country Music Association awards add something


In December 2008, Cyrus made a cameo in Metro Station's video, "Seventeen Forever" add something


Mitchel Musso - In 2008 Musso, Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus all made "family" guest appearances in Metro Station's music video for "Seventeen Forever"


John Rich (musician) - Rich served as a judge on the 2008 version of "Nashville Star" on NBC along with Jewel, singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele, and host Billy Ray Cyrus


John Rich - Rich served as a judge on the 2008 version of "Nashville Star" on NBC along with Jewel, singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele, and host Billy Ray Cyrus


Cyrus, Phil Vassar, Jeffrey Steele and John Waite formed a new supergroup together in early 2009 called Brother Clyde add something


When the album was not released, it was announced for a January 13, 2009 release add something


On March 14, 2009, the albums title track debuted at No. 59 on the country singles chart and a month later on April 7, "Back to Tennessee" was released add something


A third single, "A Good Day", debuted at No. 60 on the country charts for the chart week of September 5, 2009 add something


In late 2010, Cyrus suspended his activities in the band Brother Clyde, and announced the release of his new solo patriotic album, entitled "I'm American" add something


It was shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, New Mexico and released in January 2010 add something


He stated that their single, "Lately", was available on iTunes and that their debut album would be out on August 10, 2010 add something


On October 26, 2010, Cyrus filed for divorce from his wife in Tennessee, citing irreconcilable differences add something


Initially scheduled to be released in November 2010, it was pushed back to a May 24, 2011 release with a re-recording of "Some Gave All" that featured guest vocals from Darryl Worley, Jamey Johnson and Craig Morgan being released as the lead-off single add something


However, on March 18, 2011, Cyrus announced on "The View" that he had dropped the divorce add something


However, in April 2011, the single was changed to "Runway Lights" add something


"I'm American" was released on June 28, 2011 add something


A second single, "Nineteen", was released in August 2011 add something


The song entered the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of October 8, 2011, where it debuted at number 58, becoming Cyrus' first charted single since "A Good Day" in 2009 add something


Cyrus released the album "Change My Mind" on October 23, 2012 add something


In the 2013, he played at a bar known as Changes Bar owned by Jimmy Gettys as a band called "Sly Dog", before signing a record contract with Mercury Nashville Records add something


On June 13, 2013, Tish filed for divorce from Billy Ray after 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences add something


Shooter Jennings - Jennings posted a status on his official facebook page during February of 2014, stating he would be soon be collaborating with Billy Ray Cyrus on a future BCR release


Shooter Jennings - Jennings posted a status on his official Facebook page during February 2014, stating he would be soon be collaborating with Billy Ray Cyrus on a future BCR release


As of 2016, he stars as Vernon Brownmule on the CMT series "Still the King" add something


In 2019, Cyrus earned his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist on a remix of Lil Nas X's song "Old Town Road" add something


One Sweet Day - Later, in 2019, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus's "Old Town Road" tied the record, making the third song to reach sixteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100