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Trace Dempsey Cyrus (born February 24, 1989) is an American musician. He is a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist in the band Metro Station. He is the owner of a clothing company called From Backseats to Bedrooms. Cyrus is the adopted son of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. He is the older brother of Miley Cyrus, Braison Cyrus, and Noah Cyrus, and the younger brother of Brandi Cyrus.
Cyrus was born in Ashland, Kentucky. Cyrus's mother is Leticia "Tish" Finley Cyrus. His biological father is Baxter Neal Helson, but he was adopted by Billy Ray Cyrus. He spent the summers of his youth on tour with Billy Ray. Cyrus is the older brother of Miley Cyrus, the star of the Disney Channel original television series Hannah Montana. In an interview with MTV, he discussed recording with Miley: "Actually, I'm going to sing on one of the tracks on her next album. I can't say much about it right now, but we will be collaborating." Cyrus has many tattoos on his arms and chest, including the words "stay gold" tattooed on his knuckles. Cyrus once worked at a shopping mall in Burbank, California before dropping out of high school at La Cañada High School. Cyrus dated Disney singer/actress Demi Lovato for a year starting in June 2008 and stopped dating because of their conflicting tour schedules.
Cyrus is a guitarist and vocalist in the electropop band Metro Station. He started the band with Mason Musso in early 2006 when their mothers set them up to do a jam together, since Musso's brother Mitchel is a Hannah Montana cast member. Columbia Records signed the band after an intern at the record label saw their MySpace page. He appeared with Musso on MTV's Total Request Live on June 9, 2008. Their band along with The Maine were the two special guest acts on the 2008 Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour, co-headlined by Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte. In September 2008, Cyrus made an appearance in the music video for Billy Ray's single "Somebody Said a Prayer". He also co-wrote the song "Country Music Has the Blues" on Billy Ray's 2006 album Wanna Be Your Joe. The song features guest appearances by Loretta Lynn and George Jones.
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