Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

William Ray Cyrus


country singer

Birth Date

August 25, 1961


61 years

Zodiac Sign



Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States


Georgetown College



Billy Ray Cyrus family members

Father's Name

Ronald Ray Cyrus

Mother's Name

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

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 father”.

Mr. Cyrus was born in 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.

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The boy started singing at the age of 4. Even then it was obvious, that Billy was absolutely talented. He started activity in music industry from 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 love this genre, too.

Cyrus Jr. debuted in early 1980s as the 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 in 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 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 with 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.

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  • Country music fan says:

    I LOVE to watch Hannah Montana, my mom used to watch it when she was younger.

  • Sassy says:

    I’m gonna take my unicorn to the old town rd I’m gonna ride till I can’t no more that what my younger sister said

  • Sassy says:

    It says young viewers probably don’t know the song achy breaks heart that is one of my favorite songs that he sings my 1st fav that he sings is old town rd

  • Leanne doucet says:

    The song you did with dolly parton romeo I wish I was her in that song ..u can me my romeo