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Billy Ray Cyrus


William "Billy" Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Having released 12 studio albums and 44 singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia. It was also the best-selling single in the same country in 1992 and was translated into more than 100 languages. Thanks to the video of this hit, the line dance catapulted into the mainstream, becoming a worldwide craze.

 

Cyrus, a multi-platinum selling recording artist, has scored a total of eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His most successful album to date is his debut 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 number one on the Billboard 200 (17 consecutive weeks) and most consecutive chart-topping weeks in the SoundScan era. It is the only album (from any genre) in the SoundScan era to log 17 consecutive weeks at number one and is also the top-ranking debut album by a male country artist. It ranked 43 weeks in the top 10, a total topped by only one country album in history, Ropin' the Wind by Garth Brooks.

 

Some Gave All was also the first debut album to enter at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart. 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. Some Gave All was also the best-selling album of 1992 in the US with 4,832,000 copies. In his career, he has released 35 charted singles, of which 16 charted in the top 40.

 

From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc. The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City. From 2006 to 2011, he co-starred in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus. As of 2016, he stars as Vernon Brownmule on the CMT series Still the King.


by Jason Simanek  |  June 2, 2017

 

Watch Billy Ray Cyrus Support the Nashville Predators with New Song, “Bring the Stanley Cup to Tennessee”

If you are not an NHL hockey fan, you might not realize that the Nashville Predators have just made their very first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

This is a big deal for Music City. Many of its musical stars have been showing their team spirit on social media, in the stands at the games and out on the ice, performing the national anthem during the post-season home games.

 

Today Billy Ray Cyrus stopped by the Ty, Kelly & Chuck morning show to support the Preds with a brand new song, “Bring the Stanley Cup to Tennessee.” Watch the performance above.



by Lisa Konicki | @LisaKon127 | September 1, 2016

 

Get a Sneak Peek of Billy Ray Cyrus’ Home in New Video

With a new album, Thin Line, ready to drop on Friday, Sept. 9, Billy Ray Cyrus is preparing for the big day by making a video for the title track. The behind-the-scenes video, shot in Billy Ray’s home, takes viewers through the creative process for the single and album. Fans get a sneak peek into his home and find out what inspired him along the way, including the story behind a letter he received from Johnny Cash in 1992.

“Johnny Cash wrote me the letter I carry around in the video,” Billy Rays says in the clip. “He wrote it to me in June of 1992. In some ways he wrote it at a time that I was going through the storm of my life. To receive that letter from Johnny Cash—he ends it with ‘Let ’em have it, I’m in your corner.’ 


Knowing that Johnny Cash was in my corner, quite frankly, that was my rock. It not only was the cornerstone of that time period in my life but in some ways it became the cornerstone of the rock I stand on now.”

Billy Ray wrote his latest single, “Thin Line,” after a discussion about the show he currently stars on, CMT’s Still The King.

“[I wrote] ‘Thin Line’ one day and some folks had asked me to explain Still The King in one sentence,” says Billy Ray. “I said ‘Well, I guess best said it’s a thin line between Elvis and Jesus.’ I go ‘A thin line, man—it’s a thin line between rich and poor, a thin line between a Chevy and a Ford.’ The lines just started coming. I wrote it really quick one day in New York City and it became the title track of the album and the first single.”


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