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Billy Ray Cyrus

"Billy Ray Cyrus" (born August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky) is an American country singer, best known for the hit single "Achy Breaky Heart" (1992) and his distinctive mullet. Recently he has performed in the Disney television series, ''Hannah Montana'', along with his daughter Miley. Billy Ray is the son of the late Ron Cyrus, a notable politician and public servant from Greenup County, Kentucky. He stated on "The Collection" that he is half-Cherokee.


Billy Ray Cyrus originally intended to play professional baseball. He attended Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship, but quit to form a band called "Sly Dog" with his brother, Kevin Cyrus. After moving to Los Angeles alone, Cyrus signed to Mercury Records in 1990. The success of "Achy Breaky Heart" from his first album ''Some Gave All'' helped renew the popularity of line dancing and made Cyrus a star. At the time he was widely known for his signature mullet hairstyle.

Cyrus' follow-up, ''It Won't Be the Last'', began strong but sales wound up being disappointing compared to ''S...

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