Billy Ray Cyrus: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Billy Ray Cyrus: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Billy Ray Cyrus. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Billy Ray Cyrus. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Billy Ray Cyrus

Born: August 25, 1961

Origin: Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S

Genre: Country

Zodiac: Virgo

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Early Start

  • Billy Ray Cyrus’s father was a steelworker who became a politician, and his wife, the former Ruth Ann Casto.
  • Cyrus began singing at the age of four.
  • He tried playing his father’s guitar, but was unable to do so since his father played right-handed.
  • Prior to switching to music, he was a baseball scholarship student at Georgetown College.
  • After attending a Neil Diamond concert, he dropped out of Georgetown and set a goal to start a career as a musician within 10 months.
  • Sly Dog, a band he played in in the 1980s, signed a record deal with Mercury Nashville.
  • The name Sly Dog comes from Cyrus’s one-eyed dog.



Career Journey

  • 1992: Some Gave All was released and became an instant chart and sales success as it topped at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, Billboard 200, Canadian Country Albums chart, Canadian Albums Chart, and on the charts of several other countries.
  • 1993: Cyrus and Mercury Records launched Cyrus’ second studio album, It Won’t Be the Last which featured four singles, three of which made the top 40.
  • 1994: Cyrus’ third studio album, Storm in the Heartland, was released.
  • 1998: Cyrus released his last album for Mercury Records Shot Full of Love where it was his lowest-peaking album, debuting at No. 32. Its first single, “Under the Hood”, failed to chart, it charted at No. 70, it charted at No. 3, and it charted at No. 41.
  • 2003: Both albums, Time Flies and The Other Side, were released.
  • 2006: Billy Ray showed up with metal-rock group Metal Skool (now Steel Panther), and played several songs including “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol, and the song “I Want My Mullet Back”, which appears on Wanna Be Your Joe



Awards & Recognition

  • Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
  • Billboard Hot Rap Songs
  • won his first two Grammy Awards (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video)



Fun Facts & Trivia

  • He is the father of Miley Cyrus, of which the two named two eagles with Hope (Miley’s middle name) and Tennessee (their hometown).
  • His “Achy Breaky Heart” hit song was inspired by “Aching, Breaking Heart,” of George Jones released more than 30 years ago.
  • He loves sandwich a lot!




Artist’s Favorites

Fruit:  Grapes, Raisin
Destination:  Miami and Kuala Lumpur
Color:  Camel, safety orange
Sports:  Car Racing



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Billy Ray Cyrus:

Achy Breaky Heart

Length: 3:23

Release: 2009

Opening Lyrics:

You can tell the world you never was my girl
You can burn my clothes up when I’m gone
Or you can tell your friends just what a fool I’ve been
And laugh and joke about me on the phone
You can tell my arms go back to the farm
You can tell my feet to hit the floor
Or you can tell my lips to tell my fingertips
They won’t be reaching out for you no more
But don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart
I just don’t think he’d understand
And if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart
He might blow up and kill this man
You can tell your ma I moved to Arkansas
Or you can tell your dog to bite my leg
Or tell your brother Cliff who’s fist can tell my lips
He never really liked me anyway

More Songs to Listen to:

Billy Ray Cyrus: Top 5 Songs



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