Billy Ray Cyrus

Country Singer

Billy Ray Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States on August 25th, 1961 and is the Country Singer. At the age of 62, Billy Ray Cyrus biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
William Ray Cyrus, Billy
Date of Birth
August 25, 1961
United States
Place of Birth
Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States
62 years old
Zodiac Sign
$20 Million
Film Actor, Film Producer, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Television Actor, Television Producer
Social Media
Billy Ray Cyrus Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 62 years old, Billy Ray Cyrus has this physical status:

Hair Color
Light Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Billy Ray Cyrus Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Georgetown College
Billy Ray Cyrus Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Leticia “Tish” Finley
6, including Brandi, Trace, Miley and Noah Cyrus
Dating / Affair
Cindy Smith, Kristin Luckey (1991), Leticia “Tish” Finley (1991-Present), Dylis Croman (2012-2013)
Ron Cyrus, Ruth Ann Casto
Kevin Cyrus (Brother)
Other Family
He has half-brother, half-sisters, and stepsisters. Eldon Lindsey/Lindsay Cyrus (Paternal Grandfather), Joseph Morgan Cyrus (Paternal Great Grandfather), Sarah Elvessa Hayes (Paternal Great Grandmother), Verlina Adeline Hay (Paternal Grandmother), Martin Alexander Hay (Paternal Great Grandfather), Mary Jane Hayes (Paternal Great Grandmother), William Clayton Casto (Maternal Grandfather), Joseph C./Johnsey Casto (Maternal Great Grandfather), Josie E. Johnson (Maternal Great Grandmother), Mary Guila/Guilla Boggs (Maternal Grandmother), Clement Alexander Boggs (Maternal Great Grandfather), Leora Olive McAtee (Maternal Great Grandmother)
Billy Ray Cyrus Career

While trying to get a recording contract in Los Angeles, Cyrus suffered many hardships including living in his neighbor's car. However, in 1990, he was signed to PolyGram/Mercury. That same year, he opened for Reba McEntire. Cyrus began to record and write music for his debut album, released in 1992.

Some Gave All was released in 1992. The album became an instant chart and sales success. It debuted 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. The album featured four consecutive top 40 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart from 1992 to 1993, including an album cut, the title track. The most successful single released was "Achy Breaky Heart". It reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and was also a hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached No. 4. Uniquely for a country music song it also became an international success, reaching number 1 in Australia and number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. Thanks to the video of this hit, there was the explosion of the line dance into the mainstream, becoming a global craze. Additionally, the singles "Could've Been Me" reached No. 2, "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" reached No. 23, and "She's Not Cryin' Anymore" reached No. 6. Some Gave All was certified 9× multi-platinum in the United States in 1996, and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

In 1993, Cyrus and Mercury Records quickly released Cyrus' second studio album, It Won't Be the Last. The album featured four singles, three of which made the top 40. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Country charts, and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. By the end of the year, It Won't Be the Last was certified platinum by the RIAA. The highest-charting single, the lead-off single, "In the Heart of a Woman", charted to No. 3, with "Somebody New" charting to No. 9, "Words By Heart" at No. 12, and "Talk Some" at No. 63. Also in 1993, Cyrus appeared on Dolly Parton's single "Romeo"; though the single only reached 27 on the country singles charts, the accompanying video was popular on CMT.

Cyrus' third studio album, Storm in the Heartland, was released in 1994. It was the final album he recorded for PolyGram, which closed its doors in 1995. The album was not as successful as its predecessors. It only reached No. 11 on the Country albums chart, and only the title track made the top 40 of the Country singles chart. "Deja Blue" was the second single released; however, it only managed to chart to No. 66, and the third and final single, "One Last Thrill", failed to chart at all.

The album managed to be certified gold in the U.S. Before Cyrus started on his next album, he was transferred to Mercury Nashville.

Also in 1994, Cyrus contributed the song "Pictures Don't Lie" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Cyrus' most critically acclaimed album was 1996's Trail of Tears for Mercury Records. The album debuted at No. 20 on the Country chart. Only two songs made the cut to radio, neither of which hit the top 40. The title track and "Three Little Words" reached No. 69 and No. 65 respectively. The album failed to reach any certification, and was off the charts after only four weeks.

In 1998, Cyrus released his last album for Mercury Records Shot Full of Love. The album became his lowest-peaking album, debuting at No. 32. The first single, "Under the Hood", failed to chart, "Time for Letting Go" hit No. 70, "Busy Man" charted No. 3, and "I Give My Heart to You" reached No. 41. After the single fell from the charts, Cyrus left Mercury and signed with Monument Records in 1999.

His debut album for Monument, Southern Rain, was released in 2000. It debuted at No. 13 on the Country albums chart and No. 102 on the Billboard 200. Five singles were released and all five charted. The lead-off single, "You Won't Be Lonely Now", was the highest-peaking single from the album, charting to No. 17. Other singles include "We the People" (No. 60), "Burn Down the Trailer Park" (No. 43), "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" (No. 58), and the title track (No. 45).

After the singles from Southern Rain finished their chart runs, Cyrus recorded two Christian albums. Both albums, Time Flies and The Other Side, were released in 2003. The first album debuted and peaked at a low No. 56 on the Country album charts. Three singles were released; however, only the final single reached the charts. "Bread Alone", "What Else Is There", and "Back to Memphis" were released, and "Back to Memphis" charted to No. 60.

The second Christian album, The Other Side, was recorded while Cyrus filmed his PAX series, Doc. It debuted at No. 5 on the Top Christian Albums chart, No. 18 Top Country Albums, and No. 131 on Billboard 200. Two of three singles charted – "Face of God" (No. 54) and "The Other Side" (No. 45) – while "Always Sixteen" did not chart.

The album Wanna Be Your Joe was Billy Ray's first country album since 2000's Southern Rain. It was again recorded on a new record label: New Door/UMe Records. It was released while Cyrus was filming the show Hannah Montana. Wanna Be Your Joe made it to No. 24 on the Country charts and No. 113 on the all-genre charts. The album initially sold well, but no hit-single was released. The title track was released as the first single, and was followed by "I Want My Mullet Back", both of which were ignored by country radio. Although not released as a single, a music video was made for the track "Stand", a duet with daughter Miley Cyrus.

Also in 2006, Billy Ray appeared with metal-rock group Metal Skool (now Steel Panther), and performed several songs including "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol, and the song "I Want My Mullet Back", which appears on Wanna Be Your Joe.

He also sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at Game 5 of the 2006 World Series in St. Louis, Missouri.

In mid-2007, Cyrus was a celebrity contestant on the 4th season of the show Dancing with the Stars. Cyrus was partnered with Karina Smirnoff. He quickly became a fan favorite. Cyrus and Smirnoff made it to the semi-finals, where they finished in 5th place.

From Cyrus's exposure on Dancing with the Stars and Hannah Montana, his record label pushed up the release date by a month for his new album. Home at Last was released in July 2007 on Walt Disney Records. It debuted at No. 3 on the country charts, making it Cyrus' first top 5 entry since 1993. Beginning sales for the album were very strong; however, the album failed to be certified. The single "Ready, Set, Don't Go", was initially released as a solo single. The solo version made it to No. 33 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

In October 2007, Cyrus and his daughter Miley performed a duet of the song on Dancing with the Stars. The duet debuted at No. 27 on the Country charts and eventually peaked at No. 4 in 2008, giving Billy Ray his first top 5 single since 1999, as well as Miley's first top 5 on any Billboard chart.

Cyrus was a part of the Disney collection Country Sings Disney in 2008. Two of his songs, "Ready, Set, Don't Go" and the Sheryl Crow-penned song "Real Gone", appeared on the album. Billy Ray's version of "Real Gone" was also made into a music video that is in rotation on both CMT and GAC; the song also appears on Back to Tennessee.

In late 2008, his website announced that a new studio album would be released by the end of the year from Lyric Street Records, entitled Back to Tennessee. The album was originally planned to be released on October 21, 2008, but was pushed back to November 18. When the album was not released, it was announced for a January 13, 2009, release. The first single, "Somebody Said a Prayer", debuted at No. 53 in August 2008 and reached No. 33 in November of that year. On March 14, 2009, the album's title track debuted at No. 59 on the country singles chart and a month later on April 7, Back to Tennessee was released. The song only charted to No. 47 after 11 weeks. A third single, "A Good Day", debuted at No. 60 on the country charts for the chart week of September 5, 2009.

It was less successful in its first week out as Home at Last. It only reached No. 13 on the charts and only sold approximately 14,000 copies in its opening week. The album's release date coincided with the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie. The song "Back to Tennessee" was included on the movie's soundtrack, as well as a duet with Miley Cyrus, entitled "Butterfly Fly Away". The latter song would peak at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 50 and Canadian Hot 100.

On November 12, 2008, Billy Ray and Miley presented the "Song of the Year" award at the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards. Prior to the award show, both Billy Ray and Miley performed on Good Morning America. In December 2008, Cyrus made a cameo in Metro Station's video, "Seventeen Forever".

Shortly after the chart debut of Back to Tennessee's third single, "A Good Day", Cyrus and Lyric Street Records parted ways after only one album.

Cyrus, Phil Vassar, Jeffrey Steele, and John Waite formed a supergroup together in early 2009 called Brother Clyde. On Twitter, Cyrus confirmed the supergroup, saying they just cut the first single from the new album, Lately.

On June 30, 2010, Cyrus said about the new alternative rock group Brother Clyde that the old members would be substituted by Samantha Maloney, Jamie Miller, Dan Knight, and Dave Henning. Also, he said that their single, "Lately", was available on iTunes and that their debut album would be out on August 10, 2010.

In late 2010, Cyrus suspended his activities in the band Brother Clyde, and announced the release of his new solo patriotic album, entitled I'm American. Initially scheduled to be released in November 2010, it was pushed back to a May 24, 2011, release with a re-recording of "Some Gave All" that featured guest vocals from Darryl Worley, Jamey Johnson and Craig Morgan being released as the lead-off single. However, in April 2011, the single was changed to "Runway Lights". I'm American was released on June 28, 2011. A second single, "Nineteen", was released in August 2011. The song entered the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of October 8, 2011, where it debuted at number 58, becoming Cyrus' first charted single since "A Good Day" in 2009.

Cyrus released the album Change My Mind on October 23, 2012. Its first single, the title track, was released on September 6.

In April 2017, Cyrus told Rolling Stone Country that on his birthday, August 25, he would be known as Cyrus, or "the artist formerly known as Billy Ray", after legally changing his name. Fans did not like this, but on Live with Kelly and Ryan Cyrus said "I'm here to set the record straight. That's the name of the album – 'Cyrus'. Then, subtitled, 'Set the Record Straight.'" He assured fans his name would still be Billy Ray.

After Billboard removed American rapper Lil Nas X's country-rap song "Old Town Road" from their Country chart, Cyrus was featured in the remix. The remix rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, unseating the original mix of the song and giving Cyrus his first number one song on the Hot 100. "Old Town Road" spent 19 consecutive weeks (18 of those credited to Cyrus) on the Hot 100, breaking the record as the longest running number one song in history, surpassing the record that was previously set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men song "One Sweet Day". The song was nominated for various Grammy Awards, winning Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video. In October 2019, the song received a diamond certification by the RIAA, selling over ten million total units in the United States. It became the fastest song to be awarded diamond certification.

Acting career

Cyrus starred in the 1999 independent film Radical Jack. He also had a small part in David Lynch's 2001 film Mulholland Drive as Gene, a pool cleaner who had been having an affair with the wife of Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux). In 2001, Cyrus played the lead role on the PAX (now ION Television) comedy-drama Doc, which became the network's highest-rated show. In 2005, Cyrus expanded his acting career in a stage production of Annie Get Your Gun in Toronto, appearing in the role of Frank Butler.

Cyrus' television credits include The Nanny, Diagnosis Murder, Love Boat, The Next Wave, and TNN's 18 Wheels Of Justice. In 2004, he guest-starred as a limo driver in the episode "The Power of Love" of the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. Cyrus has also been the subject of many television specials that detail his rise to fame and his career. These include two ABC documentaries, Billy Ray Cyrus: Dreams Come True and Billy Ray Cyrus: A Year on the Road, a VH1 exclusive, as well as the TNN specials I Give My Heart To You, and The Life and Times of Billy Ray Cyrus. In late 2005, Cyrus and his daughter Miley Cyrus began co-starring in the Disney Channel original television series, Hannah Montana, which premiered on March 24, 2006.

In March 2007, Cyrus joined several other celebrities to take part in the fourth season of the US version of Dancing with the Stars. He and his partner Karina Smirnoff, were eliminated in the eighth week (May 8, 2007) after having also placed in the "bottom two" the week before.

Cyrus also starred in Jackie Chan's movie The Spy Next Door. It was shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico and released in January 2010.

Cyrus sits on the advisory board of a conservative group called the Parents Television Council.

In 2010, it was announced that he and his son Trace Cyrus would take part in a new Syfy reality series called UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious.


The real Wrecking Ball that threatens to shatter Miley's family bond for good: As Tish Cyrus, 56, is accused of stealing husband Dominic Purcell from daughter Noah, 24, a look at the messy infighting that has blighted the clan, February 28, 2024
Miley Cyrus, a squeaky clean Disney star turned showboating wild boy, turned revered Grammy award-winning artist, has found herself at the center of a debaucherous affair in recent days. Now her entire family has been thrust into spotlight (not just her Achy Breaking Heart hitmaker father Billy Ray Cyrus) as they grappl with the traumatic fallout of a family's relationship with a public breakout. Tish Cyrus, 56, who has been accused of'stealing' her new husband Dominic Purcell, 54, after she divorced Billy Ray. The issue comes from who she claims to have divorced Dominic from, none other than her estranged daughter and Miley's younger sister, 24-year-old Noah Cyrus. Now MailOnline looks at who is sparring with who in Cyrus' tangled web of memes and how Dolly Parton, a family friend, might be able to help get out of the mess.

How Dominic Purcell targeted Tish Cyrus, 56, by sliding into her DMs while she was married to Billy Ray Cyrus  - amid accusations she 'stole' him from daughter Noah, 24, February 28, 2024
Tish Cyrus has claimed that her husband Dominic Purcell reached out to her eight years ago when she was still married to Billy Ray Cyrus. Miley Cyrus, 56, is the mother of a tragedy. She'stole' Dominic from her estranged daughter, Noah Cyrus, 24, who was'seeing him' before their affair began in 2022. Tish has since slid into her DMs in 2016, apparently dismissing any suggestion that her daughter was involved with Dominic first.

The first sign of Noah Cyrus' family feud: Resurfaced caption shows depth of family rift - months before singer's mother Tish was accused of 'stealing' husband Dominic Purcell from her, February 28, 2024
Noah Cyrus hasn't shared what caused her family's rivalry in the first place. Although her mother Tish, 56, has been struck by shock, she has admitted that she'stole' her husband Dominic Purcell from their late daughter Noah, 24, which has sparked the family's riff, triggering the family's feud that started three months ago. In October 2023, the youngest daughter of Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus, 62, was beaten out at her famous sister Miley, 31, who died after she came across an old interview.

Inside Miley & Billy Ray Cyrus' NASTY Family Feud!, February 15, 2024
Miley Cyrus and her dad Billy Ray are already feuding, and she doesn't appear to be about to let bygones be bygones anytime soon. The Flowers singer not-so-subtly shaded her father when she left him out of her list of gratitude earlier this month. Since he and her mother Tish separated in 2022, it seemed that the two haven't reconciled. But it sounds like he’s tried reaching out in recent weeks?!On Wednesday, an insider told Us Weekly:

Tish Cyrus Moving On With Hunky Actor Dominic Purcell After Billy Ray Cyrus' Sketchy Engagement Announcement, November 28, 2022
Two people will participate in the game, not the one of dating a much younger celebrity you encountered on your daughter's TV show, but it's still progressing. Billy Ray Cyrus, an Australian singer 27 years younger than him, has confirmed his involvement with Firerose, which you may not have been able to avoid by now. Despite the fact that they reportedly became engaged after the breakup of Achy Breaky Heart, the couple tell the tale of their meet-cute, which happened over a decade ago on the set of Hannah Montana, as though it was destiny. Even though, you know, he was married at the time to star Miley Cyrus‘ mom!Remember her?

The Story Of How Billy Ray Cyrus Met Future Fiancée Firerose On Hannah Montana Is REALLY Sketchy, November 16, 2022
You know that classic meet-cute story, when a boy sees a girl on the set of his teen daughter’s TV show and thinks… in a few years… Well, that's how Billy Ray Cyrus and his much younger new fiancée (and "soulmate") Firerose turned out. Last month, the couple showed off their engagement on Instagram, but they're only now making it official, as seen in a People magazine profile.
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4 Dec 2022

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30 Nov 2022

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16 Nov 2022

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15 Nov 2022

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