Billy Ray Cyrus
Birth Name: William Ray Cyrus
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Years Active: 1980–present
Genres: Country Pop
William “Billy” Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, and is a country music singer, songwriter, and actor. Cyrus is best known for his international hit, “Achy Breaky Heart,” which garnered a triple platinum status in Australia. The video for the hit song featured traditional line-dancing, which incited a world-wide craze at the height of Cyrus' success. Cyrus was raised in and around music, his grandfather was a preacher, and Cyrus was first exposed to Gospel music in his grandfather's church. His community also introduced bluegrass music to Cyrus and from an early age he took to music; teaching himself to play his father's right-handed guitar even though he...
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