Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Billy Ray Cyrus Biography News Profile Relationships Photo Wallpaper Video.

Singer, songwriter, actor. Born on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky. Once famous for his international hit country song, “Achy Breaky Heart,” his hunky good looks, and mullet hairstyle, Billy Ray Cyrus has built a career as an actor as well as a singer. The son of a politician, he started his singing career performing gospel music in a group with his father.

Cyrus went on to form the band Sly Dog in the early 1980s, and later found success as a solo artist, signing a recording contract with Mercury Records in 1990. His first album, Some Gave All (1992), hit the top of the pop and country charts, driven in part of the success of the single “Achy Breaky Heart.” The up-tempo song about heartbreak became a huge sensation, inspiring its own dance. His follow-up album It Won’t Be the Last (1993) also had strong sales, but no big crossover hits like his first recording.
Subsequent albums fared well on the country charts, reaching the top 20 with Storm in the Heartland (1994), Trail of Tears (1996), and Southern Rain (2000). But Cyrus was unable to shake the expectations that came with “Achy Breaky Heart” as he struggled to prove himself to be more than a one-hit wonder. In 1999, he began acting, making a guest appearance on The Love Boat and later landing a small part on David Lynch’s television film, Mulholland Drive.
In 2001, Cyrus took on the lead role in the medical drama Doc. He played Clint Cassidy, a country doctor who moves to New York City for love, only to experience heartbreak. Even after being dumped, he decides to stay in the city and work for an HMO. The series aired on the PAX television network and this family-friendly show earned its share of fans. Some of Cyrus’s music also found its way on to the program as well, including tracks from his 2000 album Southern Rain. The show ended in 2004.
Cyrus wasn’t off television for long. He returned in 2006 in the role of Robby Stewart, the father of two in the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. The show features a young teenager named Miley Stewart—played by Cyrus’s own daughter Miley—with a secret life as a pop music sensation known as Hannah Montana. The father-daughter team recorded the song “I Learned for You” for the show’s soundtrack. They also recorded a song together for his latest album, Wanna Be Your Joe (2006).
In 2007, Cyrus joined the ranks of such celebrity competitors as Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, singer Joey Fatone, and actor Ian Ziering on the popular series Dancing with the Stars. While he struggled with his dance routines, he lasted for eight weeks of the competition, which was eventually won by Ohno.


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Billy Ray Cyrus calls off divorce proceedings
Billy Ray Cyrus has decided to call-off divorce proceedings from Miley Cyrus' mother Tish, People magazine reports."I've dropped the divorce," Cyrus said during an interview on "The View" scheduled to air on Friday. "I want to put my family back together... Things are the best they've ever been."

Cyrus and Tish announced their plans to end their 17-year marriage in October and as previously reported in February, the country singer said that "Hannah Montana," the Disney show that made Miley a star and brought Billy Ray back to relevence, had "destroyed my family."

Later in the month, the singer said that he was "mending" his family.

"I don't think Hannah Montana ruined my family" Cyrus clarified during "The View" taping on Thursday. "Now fame, fame is a different animal. You've got to be careful with that thing."

Billy Ray Cyrus, who is also a singer and is known for the 1992 country rock hit "Achy Breaky Heart, denies reports he exploited his daughter for profit after playing her on-screen father in the show.

He and Miley Cyrus raised eyebrows when they posed together for a Vanity Fair photo spread in 2008, which included a photo of the then-15-year-old girl appearing semi-topless. She also came under fire for pole-dancing at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

"I feel like I got my Miley back in a way," Cyrus told "The View" on Friday. "I feel like we are the daddy and daughter that we were before Hannah Montana happened."

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