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Billy Ray Cyrus

Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus

Profession: Country Singer-Songwriter

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Although Billy Ray Cyrus has released 16 albums throughout his county music career his debut album "Some Gave All" (1992) remains his most well known. It sold over 20 million copies and included the hit single "Achy Breaky Heart", which went on to become the most successful cross-over hit since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983.

In 2019 Cyrus recorded a remix of "Old Town Road" with Lil Nas X, a No. 1 hit for a record 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and nominated for the Grammy for Record of the Year.

Cyrus has also acted on a number of TV shows including "Hannah Montana" (2006-11) with his daughter Miley Cyrus.

Born: August 25, 1961
Birthplace: Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1993-12-28 Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (32) weds Leticia Finley (26)

Events in the Life of Billy Ray Cyrus

  • 1992-05-19 "Some Gave All" debut album by Billy Ray Cyrus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1993)
  • 1998-06-15 32nd Music City News Country Awards: Neal McCoy, Lorrie Morgan & Billy Ray Cyrus wins
  • 2019-07-29 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks