Interesting Biography Facts
William Ray Cyrus
August 25, 1961
Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States
Billy Ray Cyrus family members
Ronald Ray Cyrus
Ruth Ann Casto
Is Billy Ray Cyrus a gay/bisexual?
What is Billy Ray Cyrus marital status?
Who is Billy Ray Cyrus wife?
Tish Cyrus (ex-wife, separated in April 2022), Firerose (fiancee since September,2022)
When did get married?
December 28, 1993
How many children does he have?
6 (Miley Cyrus, Braison Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, Trace Cyrus, Brandi Cyrus, Christopher Cody Cyrus)
Billy Ray Cyrus relatives
Probably, young viewers don’t know the song “Achy Breaky Heart”, but their parents, surely, remember a hot young man with huge eyes, long hair, and funny dancing moves, who sang wholeheartedly about a woman, who thought “he was not OK”. The performer of this song is an incredibly talented country singer William Ray Cyrus, who today is widely known as “Hannah Montana’s father”.
Mr. Cyrus was born in the Ashland suburb, Kentucky, USA. He is a popular country singer, songwriter, and actor. He starred in several famous films, like “Mulholland Drive” and “Wish You Were Dead” and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Billy’s childhood was happy and carefree till his parents’ divorce in 1966. His father, Ron Ray Cyrus, was a well-known politician. His mother’s name was Ruth Ann Casto. She passed away on August 11, 2022.
The boy started singing at the age of 4. Even then it was obvious, that Billy was absolutely talented. He started an activity in the music industry by singing in a church choir. Around that time the boy – with his dad’s support – started to play the guitar. Ron was a great lover of country music – and he taught his son to love this genre, too.
Cyrus Jr. debuted in the early 1980s as part of his father’s gospel band. After that, the teenager created his own group, named “Sly Dog”. The band performed in the cities and towns of Kentucky. The big break met Miley’s father in Louisville, where he was scouted by The Mercury Records agent. The young prodigy was signed with the label.
In the early 1990s, he released a jokingly simple “Achy Breaky Heart”, which became a massive hit. Being on the wave of his initial success, Billy released his debut album “Some Gave All”, which, probably, became the most popular disk in his entire career. It gained multi-platinum status.
The hard-working musician presented his second album “It Won’t Be The Last” immediately after the release of his debut disk. After that it became a kind of tradition – the singer released a new set of songs almost every year. As for now, he boasts 15 studio albums. The latest one he presented in 2017.
Billy was married twice. His first wife was Cindy Smith, his co-author. They divorced after 5 years of marriage. In 1993 he married Tish Cyrus. They welcomed two daughters (including Miley) and a son. From previous relationships, Billy had a son, and his wife also had two kids, whom Cyrus adopted.
Interesting and fun facts
- In spite of his age, Billy is in great professional shape. In 2022 he appeared in the new film “Christmas in Paradise”. At the set of this tropical tale, he met the extremely beautiful actress Elizabeth Hurley, with whom he liked to cooperate so much! “In this way, I imagined it would be working with Elizabeth Taylor”, he said in an interview with “People”.
- In April 2022 his wife of many years and mother of his kids Tish filed for divorce. In September of that very year, Billy introduced through Instagram his new love, his fiancée, the Australian singer Firerose. They met 12 years ago and started recording songs together during the pandemic. In 2021 they presented the song “New Day”. In September 2022 they got engaged. It’s rumored, that Billy has conflicts with his kids because of Firerose. The singer is 27 years younger than Billy.