Billy Ray Cyrus

Singer-songwriter + Actor + Film Producer
Born Aug 25, 1961
Age 54
Hometown City of Flatwoods...
Religion Baptist
Height 6' (183 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Georgetown College
Other Names William Ray

William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist, who has achieved great success worldwide. Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia. It was also the best-selling single in the same country in 1992 and was translated into more than 100 languages.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Ray Cyrus.


1961 Birth William Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, to Ron Cyrus, a politician and former steelworker, and his wife, the former Ruth Ann Casto. … Read More
1966 4 Years Old His parents divorced in 1966. … Read More


1986 24 Years Old From 1986 to 1991, Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith, with whom he co-wrote the songs "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" and "Some Gave All", both of which were featured on his 1992 debut album Some Gave All. On December 28, 1993, Cyrus married Leticia "Tish" Cyrus (née Finley; born May 13, 1967). … Read More
1990 28 Years Old 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. … Read More


1992 - 1995 3 More Events
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, Billy Ray Cyrus released his last album for Mercury Records Shot Full of Love. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old His debut album for Monument, Southern Rain, was released in 2000. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old …  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). … Read More


2006 44 Years Old He also sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at Game 5 of the 2006 World Series in St. Louis, Missouri.
The duet of the song 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 "Busy Man" in 1999, as well as Miley's first Top 5 on any Billboard chart. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
…  He also stated that their single, "Lately", was available on iTunes and that their debut album would be out on August 10, 2010.
2011 49 Years Old However, on March 18, 2011, Cyrus announced on The View that he had dropped the divorce. On June 13, 2013, Tish filed for divorce from Billy Ray after 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. However, it was reported in July 2013 that they had gone to couples therapy and rekindled their relationship. … Read More
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