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American country music singer, songwriter and actor


William "Billy" Ray Cyrus helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon. He has released eleven studio albums since 1992, released 38 singles, best known for his Number One single "Achy Breaky Heart", that became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia and the 1992's best selling single in the same country.

Billy Ray Cyrus Info

Birth nameWilliam Ray Cyrus
Date of BirthAugust 25, 1961
Place of BirthFlatwoods, Kentucky, U.S.
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, actor, producer
GenresCountry, Country pop, Country rock, Country blues
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1980–present
LabelsMercury, Monument, Madacy, Word/Curb/Warner Bros., New Door/UMe, Walt Disney, Lyric Street
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Associated actsMiley Cyrus, Trace Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Adam Gregory, Mark Collie, Jeffrey Steele, Brother Clyde, Noah Cyrus
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 There comes a point where you just got to step back. That's how I ended up out here [living in Tennessee]. I stepped back. I was supposed to go and do another world tour. I said no. I cancelled my tour. Kurt Cobain had just died, and that really had an impact on me. He was one of those guys that became a friend to me that I never expected. 
— Billy Ray Cyrus saying death of Kurt Cobain made his re-evaluate his life / February 18, 2011
 I'm scared for her. She's got a lot of people around her that's putting her in a great deal of danger, 
— Billy Ray Cyrus is scared for Miley Cyrus / February 15, 2011
Related Quotes: Miley Cyrus
 I know she's 18, but I still feel like as her daddy I'd like to try to help. Take care of her just a little bit, to at least get her out of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm. Stop the insanity just for a minute. When you go through what she's been through, it takes a beating on you. 
— Billy Ray Cyrus is scared for Miley Cyrus / February 15, 2011
 For the record … to set it straight, I want to tell you: I’ve never made a dime off of Miley. You got a lot of people have made percentages off of her. I’m proud to say to this day I’ve never made one commissioned dollar, or dime, off of my daughter. 
— Billy Ray Cyrus hasn't made even a single dime off miley / February 15, 2011
 Every time something happened in Miley’s career, every time the train went off the track, if you will—Vanity Fair, pole-dancing, whatever scandal it was—her people, or as they say in today’s news, her handlers, every time they’d put me… ‘Somebody’s shooting at Miley! Put the old man up there!’ Well, I took it, because I’m her daddy, and that’s what daddies do. ‘Okay, nail me to the cross, I’ll take it.…All those people around, they used me every time. It became so obvious that, man, no matter what happens, they’re going to put you up there and let you take the bullet. 
— Billy Ray Cyrus about Miley Cyrus / February 15, 2011