Billy Ray Cyrus

Birth Day August 21st, 1961
Birth Place Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA
Age 62 Years Old

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Billy Ray Cyrus is an American singer-songwriter and actor who is known as a multi-platinum selling recording artist and has scored a total of eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He is also known for his number one single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia and also the best-selling single in the same country in 1992He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992.  


First things first, "Old Town Road" is one of the best songs of all time, let alone the year, or the decade. It's a song that crosses eras. That's important. And it’s the music video of the first remix to Lil Nas X’s debut track (featuring the man who to me will always be lamenting his achy-breaky heart, Billy Ray Cyrus) that kicks the song from already impossibly high gear into an even higher one. 

It opens with the title card from the bygone era of the ‘60s and ‘70s westerns, three men on horseback in hot pursuit of our musicians down a dusty road. A subtitle tells us it’s Old Town Road in 1889. That’s right: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus fly down the road on horses, holding iconic cloth bags, imprinted with dollar signs. 

Famous for

  • American Singer, songwriter, and Actor
  • His number one single "Achy Breaky Heart"

Where was Billy Ray Cyrus born?

Billy Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth sign is Virgo and was born to his father Ron Cyrus who is a politician and former steelworker and mother Ruth Ann Casto. unfortunately, His parents divorced in 1966. Furthermore, Cyrus started singing at the age of four and was raised in a musical background being surrounded by bluegrass and gospel music. Regarding his education, He attended Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship but he dropped out College during his senior years realizing he wanted to become a musician after attending a Neil Diamond concert, and set a 10-month goal to start a career. Also, In the 1980s, he played in a band called Sly Dog, before signing a record contract with Mercury Nashville Records.

How tall is Billy Ray Cyrus?

Singer Billy Ray Cyrus stands the height of 6ft tall with a weight of 90 kg. Additionally, he has a fair complexion of blue eyes and Light brown hair with an attractive personality. Further updates regarding his body measurements will be added soon.

Career of Billy Ray Cyrus

  • Cyrus started his career trying to get a recording contract in Los Angeles, Cyrus suffered many hardships including living in his neighbor's car.
  • However, in 1990, he was signed to PolyGram/Mercury.
  • Cyrus began to record and write music for his debut album, released in 1992.
  • His first album Some Gave All was released in 1992. The album became an instant chart and sales success. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums.
  • The most successful single released was "Achy Breaky Heart". It reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and was also a hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • In 1993, Cyrus and Mercury Records quickly released Cyrus' second studio album, It Won't Be the Last.
  • Cyrus' third studio album, Storm in the Heartland, was released in 1994.
  • Before Cyrus started on his next album, he was transferred to Mercury Nashville.
  • In 1994, Cyrus contributed the song "Pictures Don't Lie" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.
  • Cyrus' most critically acclaimed album was 1996's Trail of Tears on Mercury Records. 
  • In 1998, Cyrus released his last album for Mercury Records Shot Full of Love.
  • Cyrus left Mercury's roster and signed with Monument Records in 1999.
  • His debut album for Monument, Southern Rain, was released in 2000. It debuted at No. 13 on the Country albums chart and No. 102 on the Billboard 200.
  • Cyrus recorded two Christian albums. Both albums, Time Flies and The Other Side, were released in 2003.
  • The album Wanna Be Your Joe was Billy Ray's first country album since 2000's Southern Rain.
  • In 2006, Billy Ray appeared with metal-rock group Metal Skool (now Steel Panther) and performed several songs including "Rebel Yell".
  • In mid-2007, Cyrus was a celebrity contestant on the 4th season of the show Dancing with the Stars. Cyrus was partnered with Karina Smirnoff and they finished in 5th place.
  • His next album Home at Last was released in July 2007 on Walt Disney Records. 
  • In October 2007, Cyrus and his daughter Miley performed a duet version of the song on Dancing with the Stars.
  • On April 7, 2009, Cyrus released Back to Tennessee.
  • On November 12, 2008, Billy Ray and Miley presented the "Song of the Year" award at the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards.
  • In December 2008, Cyrus made a cameo in Metro Station's video, "Seventeen Forever".
  • In late 2010, he announced the release of his new solo patriotic album, entitled I'm American which was released on June 28, 2011.
  • Cyrus released the album Change My Mind on October 23, 2012. 
  • Besides his singing career, Cyrus starred in the 1999 independent film Radical Jack.
  • He also had a small part in David Lynch's 2001 film Mulholland Drive as Gene, a pool cleaner.
  • 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.
  • Cyrus' television credits include The Nanny, Diagnosis Murder, Love Boat, The Next Wave, and TNN's 18 Wheels Of Justice.
  • In 2004, he guest-starred as a limo driver in the episode "The Power of Love" of the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • 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.
  • Cyrus also starred in Jackie Chan's movie The Spy Next Door. It was shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico and released in January 2010.
Is Billy Ray Cyrus married?

Billy Ray Cyrus is married twice in his life and also has a complicated married life with his current wife  Tish Finley. Cyrus secretly married Tish Finley On December 28, 1993. They have three children together: Miley Ray (born as Destiny Hope in 1992), Braison Chance (born 1994), and Noah Lindsey Cyrus (born 2000). He also adopted the two young children whom Finley brought to the marriage: daughter Brandi (born 1987); and son Trace (born 1989). On October 26, 2010, Cyrus filed for divorce in Tennessee, citing irreconcilable differences but the next year, in March 2011, Cyrus dropped the divorce. On June 13, 2013, Tish filed for divorce after 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences with Cyrus but In July 2013 the couple was reported to be in therapy and dropped the divorce.

Previously,  Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith in 1986, with whom he co-wrote the songs "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" and "Some Gave All". They divorced in  1991 after being 5 years together. After his separation, Cyrus had relationships with Kristin Luckey. He also had two children with Kristin Luckey, his first child Christopher Cody (born April 1992)and Miley Cyrus, born November 1992.  

Birthday of Billy Ray Cyrus

Singer Cyrus celebrates his birthday on the 25th of August with his friends and family.

Net worth of Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus is earning a good amount of money from his career as a singer and actor. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.

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