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Billy Ray Cyrus

Cyrus, October 5, 2005.
Background information
Birth name William Ray Cyrus
Born August 25, 1961 (1961-08-25) (age 48)
Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S.
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country pop
Occupations Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active '80s–present
Labels Mercury, Monument, Madacy, Word/Curb/Warner Bros., New Door/UMe, Walt Disney, Lyric Street
Associated acts Miley Cyrus, Trace Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Adam Gregory, Mark Collie
Website Official site
.Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American country music singer, songwriter and actor, best known for his #1 single "Achy Breaky Heart". Cyrus, a multi-platinum selling recording artist, has scored a total of eight top-ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.^ Top 100 Country Songs .
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.His most successful album to date is the debut of Some Gave All, which has been certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at #1 on the Billboard 200 (17 consecutive weeks) and most consecutive chart-topping weeks in the SoundScan era.^ His most successful album to date is the debut of Some Gave All, which has been certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States.
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^ Some Gave All was released in 1992.

^ In 1991 he recorded his debut album, Some Gave All, with Sly Dog.

[1][2] .It's the only album (from any genre) in the SoundScan era to log 17 consecutive weeks at #1 and is also the top-ranking debut album by a male country artist.^ These are the top country albums of the decade.
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^ THE! GRAMMYS! HAPPENED! Top honors went to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for the country-fied duet album your baby ears never heard.
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^ Discovered in 1990 while opening for Reba McEntire, Cyrus holds the record by a debut artist for his album "Some Gave All" which was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Album chart for 17 weeks.
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.The album ranked 43 weeks in the top 10, a total topped by only one country album in history, Ropin' The Wind by Garth Brooks.^ Top 10 worst albums of the decade .
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^ These are the top country albums of the decade.
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^ Top 10 Worst Albums of the Decade .
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[3] .The album has also sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and is the Best selling debut album of all time for a solo male artist.^ The album has also sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and is the Best selling debut album of all time for a solo male artist.

^ Since then, Cyrus has gone on to sell more than 25 million albums worldwide, and earned nearly thirty chart singles, including 15 Top 40 charts hits; while at the same time establishing himself as a successful and respected actor in film and television.
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^ His album Some Gave All certified multi-platinum, selling 14 million copies worldwide, while his other albums, It Won't Be the Last and Storm in the Heart certified platinum and gold respectively.
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.Some Gave All was also the best selling album of the 1992 with 4,832,000 copies.^ Some Gave All was released in 1992.

^ "Some Gave All", which was featured on his 1992 album Some Gave All .

^ Cindy helped co-write with Billy Ray some of the songs on his hit album, Some Gave All.
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[4][5] In his career, he has released 29 charted singles, of which 15 charted in the Top 40.
.From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc.^ From 2001–2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc .

^ In March 2001, Cyrus made his first foray into television by playing a country doctor in the sitcom Doc.
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^ HockingRadio 10 minutes ago got done watching DOC starring billy ray cyrus on gmc it was very good and also my moms favorite show!!!
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.The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City.^ The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City .

^ Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who guest hosted the fourth hour of the NBC "Today" television program, watches Tim McGraw perform on the show in New York Friday, Oct.
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^ Cyrus daughter Miley had been cast in a new TV series for the Disney Channel called "Hannah Montana" and they were looking for someone to play the father on the show.
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.In late 2005, he also began to co-star in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus.^ Disney to “reprimand” the Hannah Montana star.
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^ The country music star is urging daughter Miley Cyrus to retu...

^ 'Hannah' keeps Miley Cyrus grounded .
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.The show has been on the air for three seasons.^ The show has been on the air for three seasons.

Contents

Early life

.Cyrus was born William Ray Cyrus[6] in Flatwoods, Kentucky to Ron Cyrus, a politician, and his wife, the former Ruth Ann Casto.^ Billy Ray Cyrus was born in 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky.
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^ Cyrus was born William Ray Cyrus [4] in Flatwoods, Kentucky to Ron Cyrus , a politician, and his wife, the former Ruth Ann Casto.

^ I was born August 25, 1961, and I was raised in the small Eastern Kentucky town of Flatwoods.
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[7][8] .His grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.^ Billy Ray's grandfather was a pentecostal preacher.
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^ His grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher .

^ My paternal grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher, and my father Ron, sang in the gospel group, "The Crownsmen Quartet."
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.Growing up, he was surrounded by bluegrass and gospel music from his family.^ Growing up, he was surrounded by bluegrass and gospel music from his family.

.His father, a right-handed man, played guitar.^ His father, a right-handed man, played guitar.

^ Plays the left-handed guitar.
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^ Cyrus plays a widowed father of three, living in Canaan, Texas, at the start of the Civil Rights Movement.
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.Billy Ray, on the other hand, was a lefty.^ Billy Ray on the other hand was a lefty.

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.He tried to play his father's guitar, but could never learn.^ He tried to play his father's guitar, but could never learn.

^ His father, a right-handed man, played guitar.

.Cyrus went to college at Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship before switching his focus to music.^ Cyrus went to college at Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship before switching his focus to music.

^ Following graduation, he attended Kentucky's Georgetown College, where he played baseball until he dropped out during his junior year.

.From 1980 to 1990, Cyrus played at bars before getting a record deal with Mercury Nashville Records.^ From 1980 to 1990, Cyrus played at bars before getting a record deal with Mercury Nashville Records.

^ By 1990, Cyrus had a contract with Mercury.

^ The album only managed to be certified Gold in the U.S. Before Cyrus started on his next album, he was transferred to Mercury Nashville .

Acting career

.Cyrus starred in the 1999 independent film Radical Jack.^ He starred in the film Radical Jack (without Miley).
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^ Cyrus starred in the 1999 independent film Radical Jack .

^ Today Disney announced the start of production on Hannah Montana: The Movie starring "It Girl" Miley Cyrus in her first full-length feature film.

.He also 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 (Justin Theroux).^ Remarkably, auditioning for the role as Gene the pool cleaner in David Lynch’s acclaimed 2001 art film Mullholland Drive led to a second career that has been wildly successful, with Cyrus becoming a popular TV star.
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^ His screen life began with a small role in the 2001 David Lynch film Mulholland Drive and moved to the TV series Doc, which was filmed in Toronto from 2001 to 2004.
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^ His film credits include "Elvis Has Left the Building," "Mulholland Drive," "Radical Jack" and "Wish You Were Dead."
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.In 2001, Cyrus played the lead role on the PAX (now ION Television) comedy-drama Doc, which became the network's highest-rated show.^ "Doc" went on to be the most successful show on the PAX TV (Now ION TV) network.
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^ With the starring role on the series Doc on PAX TV, a handful of guest appearances and now, most notably, a role on Hannah Montana , Cyrus is officially back.
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^ Billy Ray Cyrus' newest movie role has him once again playing a dad, this time in the new Hallmark movie "Christmas in Canaan."
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.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.^ The role of Robbie Stewart allows Cyrus to sing occasionally and one of the episodes featured a song off of his 2005 album "Wanna Be Your Joe".
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.Cyrus' television credits include The Nanny, Diagnosis Murder, Love Boat, The Next Wave, and TNN’s 18 Wheels Of Justice.^ Jack "The Love Boat: The Next Wave" ....
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^ Mulholland Drive (France) (UK) (USA: closing credits title) "18 Wheels of Justice" ....
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.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.^ Personally, I’m still “old” country, but I also love to see the next generation coming around.
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^ Degrassi, nouvelle génération (Canada: French title)     - The Power of Love (2004) TV episode ....
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.Cyrus has also been the subject of many television specials that detail his rise to fame and his career.^ Cyrus has also been the subject of many television specials that detail his rise to fame and his career.

.These include two ABC documentaries, Billy Ray Cyrus: Dreams Come True and Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road, a VH1 exclusive, as well as the TNN specials I Give My Heart To You, and The Life and Times of Billy Ray Cyrus.^ Posted on November 23, 2009 at 10:07 AM in Billy Ray Cyrus , Music Video .
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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.
.In March 2007, Cyrus joined several other celebrities to take part in the fourth season of the US version of Dancing with the Stars.^ In mid-2007, Cyrus was a celebrity contestant on the 4th season of the show Dancing with the Stars .

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

^ The new version, which may star Miley Cyrus , will retain elements of the original story, which involved two high school girls (Parker and Hunt) who share a love for dancing and try to make it big on Dance TV .

[9] .He and his partner Karina Smirnoff, were eliminated in the eighth week (May 8, 2007) after having also placed in the "bottom two" the week before.^ He and his partner Karina Smirnoff , were eliminated in the eighth week (May 8, 2007) after having also placed in the "bottom two" the week before.

^ Cyrus was partnered with Karina Smirnoff .

[10]
.Cyrus also starred in Jackie Chan's movie The Spy Next Door.^ Share on Facebook Relativity Media just released this new movie trailer for the upcoming comedy "The Spy Next Door" by director Brian Levant and starring Jackie Chan , George Lopez and Billy Ray Cyrus .
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^ Plus, Billy discusses his upcoming movie, “The Spy Next Door,” with Jackie Chan.
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^ The Spy Next Door Movie Trailer .
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It was shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico and released in January 2010.

Marriage and children

.From 1986 to 1991, Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith, with whom he co-wrote the songs "Wher'm I Gonna Live?"^ In 1986 Cyrus married Cindy Smith, whom he had met while performing at a bar in Ironton, Ohio.

^ From 1986–91, Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith, with whom he co-wrote the song "Wher'm I Gonna Live?"

^ A third single, "Wher'm I Gonna Live," --written after Cyrus's ex-wife had thrown his belongings out on their front lawn--also enjoyed heavy airplay and made Billboard' s Top 10.

and ."Some Gave All", both of which were featured on his 1992 debut album Some Gave All.^ Some Gave All was released in 1992.

^ In 1991 he recorded his debut album, Some Gave All, with Sly Dog.

^ "Some Gave All", which was featured on his 1992 album Some Gave All .

.On December 28, 1992, he married Leticia "Tish" Finley.^ On December 28, 1992, he married Leticia "Tish" Finley.

^ In a 2004 interview on ABC News: 'Primetime', Cyrus stated that daughter Miley (conceived with Finley) and son Cody (conceived with an unidentified woman) were both born in 1992, at which time Cyrus was unmarried, and that he and Finley secretly married on December 28, 1992.

^ People, September 6, 1993; December 28, 1992; October 5, 1992.

[11][12][13] .Together they have three children, daughters Miley Ray (born Destiny Hope), Noah Lindsey, and son Braison Chance.^ Together they have three children, daughters Miley Ray (born Destiny Hope), Noah Lindsey , and son Braison Chance.

^ Noah Lindsey Cyrus (actress; born on January 8, 2000; mother: Tish Cyrus), Destiny Hope Cyrus (aka Miley Cyrus; actress, singer; born on November 23, 1992; mother; Tish Cyrus) .
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^ Braison Chance Cyrus (mother: Tish Cyrus), Christopher Cody Cyrus (born in March 1992) .
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[12] .He also has two adopted stepchildren, Trace (born 1989) (singer/guitarist for Metro Station) and Brandi (born 1987),[12] and he also has one son from a previous relationship, Christopher Cody (born 1992).^ He also has two adopted stepchildren , Trace (born 1989) (singer/guitarist for Metro Station ) and Brandi (born 1987), [10] and he also has one son from a previous relationship, Christopher Cody (born 1992).

^ Children: Destiny Hope , Braison Chance, Noah Lindsey, with Tish; Christopher Cody, from a previous relationshiwhatp; and stepchildren Brandi, and Trace.” Template:Dead link ↑ 11.0 11.1 " Once a Country Superstar, He Got Out of the Spotlight for Fatherhood ".

^ In a 2004 interview on ABC News: 'Primetime', Cyrus stated that daughter Miley (conceived with Finley) and son Cody (conceived with an unidentified woman) were both born in 1992, at which time Cyrus was unmarried, and that he and Finley secretly married on December 28, 1992.

[12] .Cyrus adopted Brandi and Trace when they were young children.^ Cyrus adopted Brandi and Trace when they were young children.

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^ Tish's kids from a previous relationship, Brandi, 20, and Trace, 18, whom Billy Ray adopted as tots” ↑ Steinberg, Jacques ( 2006-04-20 ).

[14]
In a 2004 interview on ABC News: Primetime, Cyrus stated that daughter Miley (conceived with Finley) and son Christopher (conceived with Kristin Luckey) were both born in 1992, at which time Cyrus was unmarried, and that he and Finley secretly married on December 28, 1992.[13]
.The family lived on a 500-acre (2.0 km2) farm in Thompson's Station,[12][11] outside of Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Los Angeles for the filming of Hannah Montana.^ Cyrus resides on his 500-acre farm near Nashville when not working in Los Angeles.
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^ The family lived on a Template:Convert farm in Thompson's Station , [10] [9] outside of Nashville, Tennessee before moving to Los Angeles for the filming of Hannah Montana .

^ The first single from the album, "Ready, Set, Don't Go," is a heartfelt ballad he wrote for his daughter Miley as she prepared to leave for Los Angeles from Tennessee to start production on "Hannah Montana."
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Cyrus' other daughter Brandi had a role in a Hannah Montana episode "Yet Another Side of Me" as Customer #1.[15]

Music career

The Mercury Records years

.While trying to get a recording contract in Los Angeles, Cyrus was referred to as "too country" for LA, and "too rock" for Nashville.^ When a 1984 fire destroyed the bar -- along with Cyrus' equipment -- the burgeoning musician moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career.
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^ Actress Miley Cyrus arrives at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood party in Los Angeles in this, Sept, 26 , 2007, photo.
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.However, in 1990, he was signed to PolyGram/Mercury.^ However, in 1990, he was signed to PolyGram/Mercury .

Cyrus began to record and write music for his debut album, released in 1992.
.Some Gave All was released in 1992. The album became an instant chart and sales successor.^ Some Gave All was released in 1992.

^ Some Gave All May 19, 1992 $7.99 .
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^ "Some Gave All", which was featured on his 1992 album Some Gave All .

.It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, Billboard 200, Canadian Country Albums chart, Canadian Albums Chart, and several other foreign countries.^ The album debuted at #20 on the Country chart when released.

^ It debuted at #5 on the Top Christian Albums chart, #18 Top Country Albums, and #131 on Billboard 200.

^ The first album debuted and peaked at a low #56 on the Country album charts.

.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.^ In his career, he has released 29 charted singles, of which 15 charted in the Top 40.

^ It only reached #11 on the Country albums chart, and only the title track made the Top 40 of the Country singles chart.

^ The only single released to radio was the albums title track, which was ignored by country radio.

The most successful single released was "Achy Breaky Heart". It reached #1 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and was also a hit on the pop charts, where it reached #4. Although the song was the only number one single, "Could've Been Me" reached #2, "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" reached #23, and "She's Not Cryin' Anymore" reached #6.
.Some Gave All was certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States in 1996, and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.^ Some Gave All was released in 1992.

^ His album Some Gave All certified multi-platinum, selling 14 million copies worldwide, while his other albums, It Won't Be the Last and Storm in the Heart certified platinum and gold respectively.
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^ Some Gave All was certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States in 1996, and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

.In 1993, Cyrus and Mercury Records quickly released Cyrus' second studio album, It Won't Be the Last.^ Cyrus' fourth studio album, Storm in the Heartland , was released in 1994.

^ In 1993, Cyrus and Mercury Records quickly released Cyrus' second studio album, It Won't Be the Last .

^ Last summer, Cyrus released his tenth album, Home At Last, on Walt Disney Records.
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.The album featured four singles, however, only three made the Top 40. The album debuted at #1 on the Country charts, and #3 on the Billboard 200. By the end of the year, It Won't Be the Last was certified Platinum by the RIAA.^ In his career, he has released 29 charted singles, of which 15 charted in the Top 40.

^ The duet (featuring Miley Cyrus) and album both topped the Country charts.
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^ It only reached #11 on the Country albums chart, and only the title track made the Top 40 of the Country singles chart.

The highest charting single, the lead-off single, "In the Heart of a Woman", charted to #3, with "Somebody New" charting to #9, "Words By Heart" at #12, and "Talk Some" at #63.
.Cyrus' fourth studio album, Storm in the Heartland, was released in 1994. The album was his final album he recorded for PolyGram, as they closed their doors in 1995. The album wasn't as successful as its preceders.^ The album wasn't as successful as its preceders.

^ Cyrus' fourth studio album, Storm in the Heartland , was released in 1994.

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

.It only reached #11 on the Country albums chart, and only the title track made the Top 40 of the Country singles chart.^ In his career, he has released 29 charted singles, of which 15 charted in the Top 40.

^ It only reached #11 on the Country albums chart, and only the title track made the Top 40 of the Country singles chart.

^ The only single released to radio was the albums title track, which was ignored by country radio.

."Deja Blue" was the second single released, however, it only managed to chart to #66, and the third and final single, "One Last Thrill", failed to chart at all.^ Billy Ray said they will film the final 11 half-hour long episodes and a one-hour long season finale, all expected to screen in 2010.
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^ In its second chart week, it makes the biggest move from last place in the history of the chart, and the fifth biggest move of all time.
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.The album only managed to be certified Gold in the U.S. Before Cyrus started on his next album, he was transferred to Mercury Nashville.^ The song will also be included on his next studio album which is currently being recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy-winning producer Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood).
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Billy Ray Cyrus singing at the Spirit of America tour.
.Cyrus' most critically acclaimed album was 1996's, Trail of Tears on Mercury Records.^ Cyrus' most critically acclaimed album was 1996's, Trail of Tears on Mercury Records.

^ Billy Ray Cyrus - Trail of Tears (1996) .
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^ From 1980 to 1990, Cyrus played at bars before getting a record deal with Mercury Nashville Records.

.The album debuted at #20 on the Country chart when released.^ Spending five weeks at the top of the country charts, "Achy Breaky Heart" helped make its accompanying debut album, Some Gave All, a blockbuster success.
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^ The duet (featuring Miley Cyrus) and album both topped the Country charts.
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^ That is the date of the release of "Some Gave All," one of the most explosively successful debut albums in music history.
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.Only two songs made the cut to radio, although neither one hit the Top 60. The title track and "Three Little Words" were released reaching #69, and #65 respectively.^ The title track and "Three Little Words" were released reaching #69, and #65 respectively.

^ It only reached #11 on the Country albums chart, and only the title track made the Top 40 of the Country singles chart.

^ Only two songs made the cut to radio, although neither one hit the Top 60.

.The album failed to reach any certification, and was on and off the charts after only four weeks.^ The album failed to reach any certification, and was on and off the charts after only four weeks.

^ The album initially sold well and entered the pop charts at number three, but it fell far short of expectations by only reaching platinum status.
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^ The album became a crossover success on the strength of its chief single, spending 17 weeks on the top of the album charts and shining a spotlight on Cyrus, whose handsome, hunky good looks only furthered his appeal.
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Mercury Nashville released Shot Full of Love in 1998. The album became his lowest-peaking album, debuting at #32. The first single, "Under the Hood", failed to chart, "Time for Letting Go" hit #70, "Busy Man" charted #3, and "I Give My Heart to You" reached #41. After the single fell from the charts, 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 #13 on the Country albums chart and #102 on the Billboard 200. Five singles were released and all five charted.^ The album debuted at #20 on the Country chart when released.

^ It debuted at #5 on the Top Christian Albums chart, #18 Top Country Albums, and #131 on Billboard 200.

^ Five singles were released and all five charted.

.The lead-off single, "You Won't Be Lonely Now", was the highest peaking single from the album, charting to #17. Other singles include "We the People" (#60), "Burn Down the Trailer Park" (#43), "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" (#58), and the title track (#45).^ Crazy 'Bout You Baby .
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^ Getting back to your own dreams, you wrote two songs on the album and other songwriting credits include some some pretty big names.
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^ The album became a crossover success on the strength of its chief single, spending 17 weeks on the top of the album charts and shining a spotlight on Cyrus, whose handsome, hunky good looks only furthered his appeal.
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Move to Christian music

.After the singles from Southern Rain finished their chart runs, Cyrus began to record two Christian albums.^ After the singles from Southern Rain finished their chart runs, Cyrus began to record two Christian albums.

^ Discovered in 1990 while opening for Reba McEntire, Cyrus holds the record by a debut artist for his album "Some Gave All" which was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Album chart for 17 weeks.
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^ However, both his good looks and the single were soon forgotten, and just two years after Some Gave All ruled the airwaves, Cyrus virtually disappeared from both the pop and country charts.
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.Both albums, Time Flies and The Other Side, were released in 2003. The first album debuted and peaked at a low #56 on the Country album charts.^ The Other Side December 9, 2003 $7.98 .
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^ He then returned to music world with 2003's Time Flies and the gospel-inspired Other Side.
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^ The album debuted at #20 on the Country chart when released.

.Three singles were released, however, only the final single charted.^ Three singles were released, however, only the final single charted.

^ Five singles were released and all five charted.

^ The album initially sold well and entered the pop charts at number three, but it fell far short of expectations by only reaching platinum status.
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"Bread Alone", "What Else Is There", and "Back to Memphis" were released, where "Back to Memphis" charted to #60.
.The second Christian album, The Other Side, was recorded while Cyrus filmed his PAX series, Doc.^ The second Christian album, The Other Side , was recorded while Cyrus filmed his PAX series, Doc .

^ Cyrus starred in the PAX series "Doc" for which he also composed the theme song.
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^ During the series, I was able to record two albums "Time Flies" in 2004 and "The Other Side" in 2004.
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.It debuted at #5 on the Top Christian Albums chart, #18 Top Country Albums, and #131 on Billboard 200. Two of three singles charted, "Face of God" (#54) and "The Other Side" (#45), while "Always Sixteen" failed to chart at all.^ THE! GRAMMYS! HAPPENED! Top honors went to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for the country-fied duet album your baby ears never heard.
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^ Discovered in 1990 while opening for Reba McEntire, Cyrus holds the record by a debut artist for his album "Some Gave All" which was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Album chart for 17 weeks.
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^ Gives You Hell , the lead single off of The All-American Rejects ‘ current album, When the World Comes Down , has officially been named the #1 Most Played Song of 2009 on Billboard’s Top 40 Chart, edging out the competition that included Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida and Taylor Swift.
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Billy Ray Cyrus singing at the Kids Inaugural Event on January 19, 2009.
.The album Wanna Be Your Joe was Billy Ray's first country album since 2000s Southern Rain.^ The album Wanna Be Your Joe was Billy Ray's first country album since 2000s Southern Rain .

^ THE! GRAMMYS! HAPPENED! Top honors went to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for the country-fied duet album your baby ears never heard.
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^ The role of Robbie Stewart allows Cyrus to sing occasionally and one of the episodes featured a song off of his 2005 album "Wanna Be Your Joe".
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.As with its preceding albums, it too, was recorded on a new record label: New Door/UMe Records.^ As it preceding albums, it too, was recorded on a new record label; New Door/UMe Records.

^ From his exposure on Dancing with the Stars and Hannah Montana , his record label pushed up the release date a month in advance of his new album.

^ In late-2008, his website confirmed that a new studio album would be released by the end of the year from Lyric Street Records , entitled Back to Tennessee .

.It was released while Cyrus was filming the show Hannah Montana.^ It was released while Cyrus was filming the show Hannah Montana .

^ Billy Ray Cyrus and the achy breaky career of Hannah Montana Canada.com Network .
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^ Miley Cyrus' dad shouldn't count his motorcycles before they're hatched Miley Cyrus' boyfriend is a wholesome young man Miley Cyrus done with Hannah Montana?
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.Wanna Be Your Joe made it to #24 on the Country charts and #113 on the all-genre charts.^ Wanna Be Your Joe made it to #24 on the Country charts and #113 on the all-genre charts.

^ The album Wanna Be Your Joe was Billy Ray's first country album since 2000s Southern Rain .

^ I have appreciated all of our interaction and all of your contributions to this column and Chart Beat Chat.
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.The album initially sold well, but no hit-single was released.^ The album initally sold well, but no hit-single was released.

^ The only single released to radio was the albums title track, which was ignored by country radio.

^ On March 14, 2009, the albums title track debuted at #59 on the country singles chart and a month later on April 7, Back to Tennessee was released.

.The title track was released as the first single, and was followed by "I Want My Mullet Back". Both of which were ignored by country radio.^ The only single released to radio was the albums title track, which was ignored by country radio.

^ 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 .

^ Billy Ray recently recorded the Sheryl Crow-penned track "Real Gone" for the forthcoming Country Sings Disney CD, slated for release in July.
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.Although not released as a single, a music video was made for the track "Stand", a duet with daughter Miley Cyrus.^ Although not released, a music video was made for the tracks "I Want My Mullet Back" and "Stand", a duet with daughter Miley Cyrus .

^ This photo released by Walmart shows Miley Cyrus.
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^ This photo released by Walmart shows Max Azria, left and Miley Cyrus.
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.Also in 2006, Billy Ray appeared with metal-rock group Metal Skool (now Steel Panther), 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.^ 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 .

^ The role of Robbie Stewart allows Cyrus to sing occasionally and one of the episodes featured a song off of his 2005 album "Wanna Be Your Joe".
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^ Getting back to your own dreams, you wrote two songs on the album and other songwriting credits include some some pretty big names.
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He also sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at Game 5 of the 2006 World Series in St. Louis, Missouri.

Career re-launch

.In mid-2007, Cyrus was a celebrity contestant on the 4th season of the show Dancing with the Stars.^ In mid-2007, Cyrus was a celebrity contestant on the 4th season of the show Dancing with the Stars .

^ In October 2007, Cyrus and daughter Miley Cyrus, performed a duet version of the song on Dancing with the Stars .

^ Singer Cyrus booted off dance show ".

.Cyrus was partnered with Karina Smirnoff.^ Cyrus was partnered with Karina Smirnoff .

^ He and his partner Karina Smirnoff , were eliminated in the eighth week (May 8, 2007) after having also placed in the "bottom two" the week before.

.As the show began to air, Cyrus was instantly a fan favorite.^ As the show began to air, Cyrus was instantly a fan favorite.

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Cyrus and Smirnoff made it to the semi-finals where they finished in 5th place.
.From his exposure on Dancing with the Stars and Hannah Montana, his record label pushed up the release date a month in advance of his new album.^ From his exposure on Dancing with the Stars and Hannah Montana , his record label pushed up the release date a month in advance of his new album.

^ The albums release date coincided with the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie .

^ As it preceding albums, it too, was recorded on a new record label; New Door/UMe Records.

.Home at Last was released in July 2007 on Walt Disney Records.^ Home at Last was released in July 2007 on Walt Disney Records .

^ In 1993, Cyrus and Mercury Records quickly released Cyrus' second studio album, It Won't Be the Last .

^ Himself "Billy Ray Cyrus: Home at Last" (2007) TV series ....
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.It debuted at #3 on the country charts, making it Cyrus' first Top 5 entry since It Won't Be the Last debuted at #1 in 1993. Beginning sales for the album were very strong, however, the album failed to be certified.^ The duet (featuring Miley Cyrus) and album both topped the Country charts.
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^ Billy Ray Cyrus had 8 top ten singles on the Country Billboard Music Chart (without Miley).
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^ I released "It Won't Be the Last" in 1993, Storm in the Heartland in 1994, and Trail of Tears in 1996, Shot Full of Love in 1998, and Southern Rain in 2000.
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.The single, "Ready, Set, Don't Go", was initially released as a solo single.^ Billy Ray Cyrus - Ready Set Don't Go Mus...
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^ Ready, Set, Don't Go (Full Version) Some Gave All Could've Been Me Achy Breaky Heart Ready, Set, Don't Go (Radio Edit) Real Gone Time for Letting Go She's Not Cryin' Anymore Could've Been Me Wher'm I Gonna Live?
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^ Their “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” peaked at No.
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The solo version made it to #33 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
.In October 2007, Cyrus and daughter Miley Cyrus, performed a duet version of the song on Dancing with the Stars.^ He performed on Dancing with the Stars (without Miley).
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^ We were proven wrong as it was announced this morning that Billy Ray Cyrus will be doing a movie without his beloved money-maker daughter Miley Cyrus .
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^ Now he’s trying to guilt trip singer-actress daughter, Miley Cyrus , through an entirely over-the-top saccharine sentimental tweet to have her reinstate her Twitter account.
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.The duet of the song debuted at #27 on the Country charts and eventually peaked at #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.^ It debuted at #5 on the Top Christian Albums chart, #18 Top Country Albums, and #131 on Billboard 200.

^ The first album debuted and peaked at a low #56 on the Country album charts.

^ The album debuted at #1 on the Country charts, and #3 on the Billboard 200.

.Cyrus was a part of the Disney collection, Country Sings Disney in 2008. Two of his songs, "Ready, Set, Don't Go" and the Sheryl Crow penned song, "Real Gone" appeared on the album.^ Two of his songs, "Ready, Set, Don't Go" and the Sheryl Crow penned song, " Real Gone " appeared on the album.

^ Cyrus was a part of the Disney collection, Country Sings Disney in 2008.

^ Notes "Achy Breaky Heart" was nominated also in Song of the Year and Best Country Song for songwriter Don Von Tress at the Grammy Awards in 1993 .

.Billy Ray's version of "Real Gone" was also made into a music video that is in rotation on both CMT and GAC; the song also appears on Back to Tennessee.^ Billy Ray's version of "Real Gone" was also made into a music video that is in rotation on both CMT and GAC ; the song also appears on Back to Tennessee .

^ Hey Billy Ray its time to get back to Tennessee.
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^ 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 .

New label and newfound chart success

.In late-2008, his website confirmed that a new studio album would be released by the end of the year from Lyric Street Records, entitled Back to Tennessee.^ In late-2008, his website confirmed that a new studio album would be released by the end of the year from Lyric Street Records , entitled Back to Tennessee .

^ He's heading off on a tour for his new album, Back to Tennessee, which comes out this week, and his acting career continues with a role in the Jackie Chan film The Spy Next Door, due out around Halloween.
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^ The album was originally planned to be released on October 21, 2008, but was pushed back to November 18.

.The album was originally planned to be released on October 21, 2008, but was pushed back to November 18. When the album wasn't released, it was announced for a January 13, 2009 release.^ The album was originally planned to be released on October 21, 2008, but was pushed back to November 18.

^ Oct 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm .
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^ October 24, 2008 1:13 PM .
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[17] .The first single, "Somebody Said a Prayer", debuted at #53 in August 2008 and reached #33 in November of that year.^ The first single, " Somebody Said a Prayer ", debuted at #53 in August 2008 and reached #33 in November of that year.

^ On November 12, 2008, Billy Ray and Miley presented the "Song of the Year" award at the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards .

^ The duet of the song debuted at #27 on the Country charts and eventually peaked at #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.

.On March 14, 2009, the albums title track debuted at #59 on the country singles chart and a month later on April 7, Back to Tennessee was released.^ Jennifer Hudson 's self-titled debut album is all about (What else?
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^ That is the date of the release of "Some Gave All," one of the most explosively successful debut albums in music history.
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.The song only charted to #47 after 11 weeks.^ The song only charted to #47 after 11 weeks.

^ The album failed to reach any certification, and was on and off the charts after only four weeks.

^ It only reached #13 on the charts and only sold approximately 14,000 copies in its opening week.

A third single, "A Good Day", debuted at #60 on the country charts for the chart week of September 5, 2009.
.It was less successful in its first week out as Home at Last.^ It was less successful in its first week out as Home at Last .

.It only reached #13 on the charts and only sold approximately 14,000 copies in its opening week.^ It only reached #13 on the charts and only sold approximately 14,000 copies in its opening week.

^ The song only charted to #47 after 11 weeks.

^ It only reached #11 on the Country albums chart, and only the title track made the Top 40 of the Country singles chart.

.The albums release date coincided with the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie.^ The albums release date coincided with the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie .

^ That is the date of the release of "Some Gave All," one of the most explosively successful debut albums in music history.
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^ From his exposure on Dancing with the Stars and Hannah Montana , his record label pushed up the release date a month in advance of his new album.

.The song "Back to Tennessee" was included on the movies soundtrack, as well as a duet with Miley Cyrus, entitled "Butterfly Fly Away". The latter song would peak at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #50 and Canadian Hot 100.^ The latter song would chart #56 and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100 , respectively.

^ The song "Back to Tennessee" was included on the movies soundtrack , as well as a duet with Miley Cyrus , entitled "Butterfly Fly Away".

^ Although the song had no airplay to speak of, those digital sales were enough to propel the single onto the Hot 100 at No.
  • Chart Beat: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift | Billboard.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]

.On November 12, 2008, Billy Ray and Miley presented the "Song of the Year" award at the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards.^ On November 12, 2008, Billy Ray and Miley presented the "Song of the Year" award at the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards .

^ Special featuring a year in the life of country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus -- in concert and behind-the-scenes.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road Television show - Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road TV Show - Yahoo! TV 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Billy Ray Cyrus is not taking Jamie Foxx’s insults to his daughter Miley Cyrus lightly.
  • FOXNews.com - Billy Ray Cyrus Slams Jamie Foxx for Miley Rant 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

.Prior to the award show, both Billy Ray and Miley performed on Good Morning America.^ Prior to the award show, both Billy Ray and Miley performed on Good Morning America .

^ Birth certificate shown shows name William Ray Cyrus ↑ "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BILLY CYRUS" .

^ Maybe the Twitter executives promised Billy Ray a lifetime supply of peroxide and highlight caps if he brought Miley back.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Really Wants Miley To Come Back To Twitter | Dlisted 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In December 2008, Cyrus made a cameo in Metro Station's video, "Seventeen Forever".[18]
.Shortly after the chart debut of Back to Tennessee's third single, "A Good Day", Cyrus and Lyric Street Records parted ways after only one album.^ A third single, "A Good Day", will be released July 21, 2009.

^ The role of Robbie Stewart allows Cyrus to sing occasionally and one of the episodes featured a song off of his 2005 album "Wanna Be Your Joe".
  • MySpace - Billy Ray Cyrus - 48 - Male - Franklin, Tennessee - myspace.com/williamcyrus_46 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The album only managed to be certified Gold in the U.S. Before Cyrus started on his next album, he was transferred to Mercury Nashville .

[19]

Brother Clyde

.Cyrus, Phil Vassar, Jeffrey Steele and John Waite formed a new supergroup together in early 2009 called Brother Clyde.^ Posted June 24, 2008 11:35:00 AM See All: Big & Rich billy ray cyrus Jeffrey Steele jewel john rich Justin Gaston nashville star tv .
  • ETonline: Articles Tagged With Billy-ray-cyrus 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.etonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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[20] .On Twitter, Cyrus confirmed the supergroup, saying they just cut the first single from the new album, Lately.^ Miley Cyrus loved performing for the Obama girls , but insists they're just "like any other fans!"
  • Search results for billy ray cyrus » MTV Buzzworthy Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC buzzworthy.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Billy Ray Cyrus Responds To Miley's Twitter Rap Video - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog .
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Billy Ray Cyrus Responds To Miley's Twitter Rap Video - Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog | NBC Official Site 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People.com: Miley Cyrus Debuts Her New Single .
  • Billy Ray Cyrus: News & Videos about Billy Ray Cyrus - CNN.com 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[21]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33] Result
1992 CMA Awards Single of the Year - "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
Song of the Year - "Achy Breaky Heart" Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Most weeks at #1 Album, Some Gave All Won
Billboard Video Music Awards Best Male Artist, Country, "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
Best New Artist, Country, "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
AMOA Jukebox Awards Pop Record of the Year, "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
Country Record of the Year, "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
Rising Star Award Won
National Association of Recording Merchandisers Record of the Year, New Artist Won
Record of the Year, Country Male Won
Record of the Year, Male Won
Record of the Year, Overall Won
Country Music Television Most Popular Music Video, "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
JUNO Awards Best Selling Single, "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
R&R Readers Pool Best New Artist Won
People Magazine One of the Most Intriguing People of the Year 1992 Won
1993 American Music Awards Favorite Country New Artist Won
Favorite Country Single - "Achy Breaky Heart" Won
Favorite Country Male Artist Nominated
World Music Awards Best International New Artist of the Year Won
Country Music Television #6 on Top 10 Video List, "In the Heart of a Woman" Won
Canadian Country Music Awards Best Selling Album (foreign or domestic), Some Gave All Won
Grammy Awards Record of the Year - "Achy Breaky Heart" Nominated
Best New Artist Nominated
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - "Achy Breaky Heart" Nominated
1994 Billboard 100th Anniversary Awards 16th Best Selling Album of all time, Some Gave All Won
Childhelp USA Humanitarium Award Won
American Music Awards Favorite Country Single - "Romeo" (Dolly Parton with Tanya Tucker,
Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis and Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Country Vocal Collaboration - "Romeo" (Dolly Parton with Tanya Tucker,
Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis and Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Nominated
1995 Berkley Popular Cultural Society's Innovator Award University of California Won
State of South Carolina Humanitarium Award Won
Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Bob Hope Award Won
Country Music Cares Humanirarium Award Won
1996 Country Radio Seminar Won
The VFW Hall of Fame Award Won
1997 TNN/Music City News Single of the Year - "Trail of Tears" Won
Modern Screen Country Music Magazine Entertainer and Male Artist Won
Air Force Sergeant Award Americanism Award Won
1998 TNN/Music City News Single of the Year - "Busy Man" Won
Album of the Year - Shot Full of Love Won
Song of the Year - "Busy Man" Won
Video of the Year - "Busy Man" Won
Male Artist of the Year Won
Modern Screen Country Music Magazine Entertainer and Male Artist Won
1999 Modern Screen Country Music Magazine Entertainer and Male Artist Won
Entertainment Buyers Association Won
Humanitarium of the Year Won
Music Row's Magazine's "Video of the Year" for "Give My Heart to You" Won
2000 Country Radio Broadcasters Artist Humanitarian Award Won
Kennedy Center Honors Won
2002 Bob Hope Congressional Medal of Honor Society Entertainer of the Year Won
2005 Grace Awards Most Inspiring Television Actor for Doc in "Happy Trails" Nominated
2008 CMT Music Awards Tearjerker Video of the Year - "Ready, Set, Don't Go" Nominated
BMI Songwriter of the Year Top 50 Most Played Songs of 2008 - "Ready, Set, Don't Go" Won
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Parental Unit - Hannah Montana Won
American Music Awards Favorite Soundtrack - Hannah Montana: The Movie
(as a member of the Various Artists)
Nominated
2010 GMC Video Awards Favorite Country Video - "Somebody Said a Prayer" Nominated
Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actor - Hannah Montana: The Movie Won
.Notes: "Achy Breaky Heart" was nominated also in Song of the Year and Best Country Song for songwriter Don Von Tress at the Grammy Awards in 1993.^ The 48-year-old Achy Breaky Heart singer took time to sign autographs and posed beside a posted for his newest flick, The Spy Next Door , with costar Jackie Chan .
  • Filed under 'Billy Ray Cyrus' | Celebrity Baby Scoop 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.celebritybabyscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Achy Breaky Heart singer also has two adopted stepchildren, 19-year-old Trace (singer/guitarist for Metro Station) and 21-year-old Brandi.
  • Filed under 'Billy Ray Cyrus' | Celebrity Baby Scoop 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.celebritybabyscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus, also walked the red carpet with her achy breaky heart father, Billy Ray Cyrus .
  • Filed under 'Billy Ray Cyrus' | Celebrity Baby Scoop 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.celebritybabyscoop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Discography

Studio albums
Year Album Record label
1992 Some Gave All PolyGram/Mercury
1993 It Won't Be the Last
1994 Storm in the Heartland
1996 Trail of Tears
1998 Shot Full of Love Mercury Nashville
2000 Southern Rain Monument Records
2003 Time Flies Madacy/Sony BMG
The Other Side Word/Curb/Warner Bros. Nashville
2006 Wanna Be Your Joe New Door/UMe
2007 Home at Last Walt Disney Records
2009 Back to Tennessee Lyric Street Records
Compilation albums
Year Album Record label
1997 The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover PolyGram/Mercury
2001 Achy Breaky Heart Spectrum Music
2003 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection Mercury Nashville
2004 The Definitive Collection
2005 The Collection Madacy/Sony BMG
2008 Love Songs Mercury Nashville
2009 The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus Universal Music Canada
EPs
Year Album Record label
2009 iTunes Live from London iTunes UK

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Radical Jack Jack Main role
2002 Mulholland Drive Gene
Wish You Were Dead Dean Longo
2004 Death and Texas Spoade Perkins
Elvis Has Left the Building Hank
2008 Bait Shop Hot Rod Johnson Main role
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Himself
2009 Flying By George Barron
Hannah Montana: The Movie Robby Ray Stewart
Christmas in Canaan Daniel Burton Main role; Hallmark exclusive
2010 The Spy Next Door Colton James Main role
Television
Year Film Role Notes
1995 The Nanny Himself 1 episode; "A Kiss Is Just a Kiss"
1997 Diagnosis Murder 1 episode; "Murder, Country Style"
1999 The Love Boat: The Next Wave Lasso Larry Larsen 1 episode; "Divorce, Downbeat and Distemper"
2000 18 Wheels of Justice Henry Conners 1 episode; "Games of Chance"
2001 Doc Dr. Clint Cassidy 88 episodes; 2001-2004
2002 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye 1 episode; "Pilot"
2003 Degrassi: The Next Generation Lime Drive, Duke 1 episode; "The Power of Love"
2006 Hannah Montana Robby Ray Stewart Main role (2006-Present)
2007 Billy Ray Cyrus: Home at Last Himself 4 episodes; aired on CMT
Dancing with the Stars 17 episodes; finished in 5th place
2008 Hillbilly: The Real Story hosted special on the History Channel
2008 CMT Music Awards co-hosted with Miley Cyrus
Nashville Star co-hosted with Katie Cook
Phineas and Ferb Buck Buckerson 1 episode; "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World"
Studio DC: Almost Live Himself performed "Ready, Set, Don't Go"
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie - Behind the Scenes hosted special on GAC
Music video
Year Video Artist Notes
1993 "Romeo" Dolly Parton, Kathy Mattea, Mary Chapin
Carpenter
, Tanya Tucker, and Pam Tillis
2009 "Seventeen Forever" Metro Station

See also

Further reading

  • Kingsbury, Paul. (1998). ."Billy Ray Cyrus". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music.^ Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley's Pole Dancing .
    • Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley's Pole Dancing | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley’s Pole Dancing .
    • Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley's Pole Dancing | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Billy Ray Cyrus doesn’t seem to have any issues with his teenage daughter’s sexy dance moves.
    • Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley's Pole Dancing | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 19 January 2010 9:53 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 123-4.

References

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  16. ^ Billy Ray & Metal Skool
  17. ^ "Back to Tennessee" now in stores 1/13/09
  18. ^ "Seventeen Forever" official video
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  22. ^ About Billy Ray Cyrus
  23. ^ American Music Awards 1993
  24. ^ Billy Ray Cyrus and Casey Beathard receive BMI Award
  25. ^ Billy Ray Cyrus won a World Music Award
  26. ^ Billy Ray Cyrus booking
  27. ^ Grammy Awards 1993
  28. ^ American Music Awards 1994
  29. ^ Grammy Awards 1994
  30. ^ Billy Ray Cyrus Movie Guide Awards
  31. ^ Billy Ray Cyrus nominee in CMT Awards
  32. ^ Billy Ray Cyrus nominated in GMC
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Billy Ray Cyrus
File:Billy
Billy Ray Cyrus at the CMA Music Festival 2005
Background information
Born August 25, 1961 (1961-08-25) (age 49)
Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country, Gospel, Christian
Occupations singer-songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals
Guitar
Years active 1990-present
Labels Mercury
Universal
Monument/Sony BMG
Madacy Records
Word
Curb/Warner
New Door
Universal
Walt Disney
Associated acts Dolly Parton
Miley Cyrus
Hal Ketchum
Rodney Atkins
Brad Paisley
Website Official site

Billy Ray Cyrus (born 25 August 1961) is a Grammy nominated American country singer and actor. He it is best known for his popular single Achy Breaky Heart (1992). From 2001 to 2004, he starred in the television series Doc. It was a series about a rural doctor who moves from a ranch to a large city. As of 2006, he is in the Disney Channel television series, Hannah Montana, which stars his daughter, Miley Cyrus.

Achy Breaky Heart

Achy Breaky Heart is Billy Ray's first single and his biggest hit. It is a country song written by Don Von Tress in 1989. Originally the lyrics were "achin' breakin' heart" but were changed to "achy breaky heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus on his 1992 album Some Gave All.


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