William Ray Cyrus is a singer, actor and songwriter who was born in August 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He has a net worth of $20 million dollars
Billy Ray is the son of Ron Cyrus, a Kentucky politician; And Ruth Ann Cyrus. His parents divorced when Billy Ray was only 5 years old. He attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.
He was discovered by Mercury Talents Scout in 1990, when it appeared at the opening of a Reba McEntire concert in Louisville, Kentucky.
Starting from a very young age with the guitar and playing in a local band, Cyrus frequently traveled to Nashville in search of a record deal. After his debut LP, “Some Gave All,” his “Achy, Breaky Heart” topped the charts for 17 weeks, boosting sales to more than 9 million copies. It is the longest running country album on number one chart ever, having stayed for 34 weeks in the Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Albums ranking. Its subsequent works were 1996’s “Trail of Tears” and “Southern Rain” by 2000.
Actually, their song “Achy Breaky Heart” is called “Don’t tell my heart” but everyone knows the song as “Achy Breaky Heart”.
The multi-platinum artist has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and has so far had about 30 singles on the charts, including 15 Top 40 rankings. He also successfully performed as a respected actor on both TV and film.
One of his last recordings, the album “Home At Last”, 2007, entered the Top 20 of the Billboard 200, in number 3 on the Top Country Album chart, and “Ready, Set, Do not Go” The duo moved with his daughter Miley Cyrus – became a super country hit. In April 2009 he released his 11th album, “Back to Tennessee”.
Billy Ray is known on television for his role as Robbie Ray Stewart, the father of Miley Stewart (played by Miley Cyrus, who is her daughter actually), on the hit Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.”
Some of his other television credits include the character who names the series “Doc” (2004) and the ABC hit “Dancing With the Stars.” He has also guest-starred in “The Love Boat: The Next Wave” (1999), “18 Wheels of Justice” (2000), “Sue Thomas: FBEye” (2002), “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2004) and “Phineas and Ferb” (2008)
In cinema he was able to see it in the acclaimed film of David Lynch, “Mulholland Drive” (2001); “Love Me Tender” (2004); “Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) or” Flying By. “Soon Cyrus will be seen in the action comedy” The Spy Next Door “(20109), along with Jackie Chan.
In his personal life, Cyrus had, with his first wife Cindy, his eldest son, Christopher. In 1991 she divorced Cindy and two years later she married her current wife, actress and producer Tish Cyrus. She had three children: Noah Lindsey Cyrus, Braison Cyrus, and Miley Cyrus; They are all actors.