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* CoverSong: "Achy Breaky Heart", which was originally performed by the Marcy Brothers as "Don't Tell My Heart".


In 2019, he was added as a guest vocalist on Lil Nas X's CountryRap crossover "Old Town Road", which became Cyrus's first #1 hit on the Hot 100.

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In 2019, he was added as a guest vocalist on Lil Nas X's Music/LilNasX's CountryRap crossover "Old Town Road", which became Cyrus's first #1 hit on the Hot 100.

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In 2019, he was added as a guest vocalist on Lil Nas X's CountryRap crossover "Old Town Road", which became Cyrus's first #1 hit on the Hot 100.



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Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a CountryMusic performer. His career officially began in 1992 with the release of his debut album ''Some Gave All'', which spawned four country top 40 hits in a row (including the DanceSensation and eventual SignatureSong, "Achy Breaky Heart"). His follow-up, ''It Won't Be The Last'', debuted at #1 on the country album charts. After five albums with Creator/MercuryRecords, he signed with Monument for ''Southern Rain'', and began to pursue acting roles (including being cast as star of the [[Creator/{{Ion}} Pax]] comedy-drama ''Doc''. In 2003, he released two Christian country albums, although these two, as well as his other albums, were not as successful as his earliest releases.

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Billy William Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a CountryMusic performer. His career officially began in 1992 with the release of his debut album ''Some Gave All'', which spawned four country top 40 hits in a row (including the DanceSensation and eventual SignatureSong, "Achy Breaky Heart"). His follow-up, ''It Won't Be The Last'', debuted at #1 on the country album charts. After five albums with Creator/MercuryRecords, he signed with Monument for ''Southern Rain'', and began to pursue acting roles (including being cast as star of the [[Creator/{{Ion}} Pax]] comedy-drama ''Doc''. In 2003, he released two Christian country albums, although these two, as well as his other albums, were not as successful as his earliest releases.


Billy's daughter Music/MileyCyrus was later cast as the star of a new Creator/DisneyChannel series, ''Series/HannahMontana''. Billy Ray came along for the ride as well, playing Miley Stuart's InUniverse father, country singer Robby Stuart (who is a [[AdamWesting self-played]] CaptainErsatz of Billy Ray Cyrus himself). The show's immense popularity led to a CareerResurrection; in 2006, Cyrus released the new album ''Wanna Be Your Joe'' (which featured a song performed with Miley), and then participated on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' season 4 in 2007 with Karina Smirnoff as partner.

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Billy's daughter Music/MileyCyrus was later cast as the star of a new Creator/DisneyChannel series, ''Series/HannahMontana''. Billy Ray came along for the ride as well, playing Miley Stuart's Stewart's InUniverse father, country singer Robby Stuart Ray Stewart (who is a [[AdamWesting self-played]] CaptainErsatz of Billy Ray Cyrus himself). The show's immense popularity led to a CareerResurrection; in 2006, Cyrus released the new album ''Wanna Be Your Joe'' (which featured a song performed with Miley), and then participated on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' season 4 in 2007 with Karina Smirnoff as partner.


Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a CountryMusic performer. His career officially began in 1992 with the release of his debut album ''Some Gave All'', which spawned four country top 40 hits in a row (including the DanceSensation and eventual SignatureSong, "Achy Breaky Heart"). His follow-up, ''It Won't Be The Last'', debuted at #1 on the country album charts. After five albums with Mercury Records, he signed with Monument for ''Southern Rain'', and began to pursue acting roles (including being cast as star of the [[Creator/{{Ion}} Pax]] comedy-drama ''Doc''. In 2003, he released two Christian country albums, although these two, as well as his other albums, were not as successful as his earliest releases.

Billy's daughter Music/MileyCyrus was later cast as the star of a new Creator/DisneyChannel series, ''Series/HannahMontana''. Billy Ray came along for the ride as well, playing Miley Stuart's in-universe father, country singer Robby Stuart (who is a [[AdamWesting self-played]] CaptainErsatz of Billy Ray Cyrus himself). The show's immense popularity led to a CareerResurrection; in 2006, Cyrus released the new album ''Wanna Be Your Joe'' (which featured a song performed with Miley), and then participated on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' season 4 in 2007 with Karina Smirnoff as partner.

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Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a CountryMusic performer. His career officially began in 1992 with the release of his debut album ''Some Gave All'', which spawned four country top 40 hits in a row (including the DanceSensation and eventual SignatureSong, "Achy Breaky Heart"). His follow-up, ''It Won't Be The Last'', debuted at #1 on the country album charts. After five albums with Mercury Records, Creator/MercuryRecords, he signed with Monument for ''Southern Rain'', and began to pursue acting roles (including being cast as star of the [[Creator/{{Ion}} Pax]] comedy-drama ''Doc''. In 2003, he released two Christian country albums, although these two, as well as his other albums, were not as successful as his earliest releases.

Billy's daughter Music/MileyCyrus was later cast as the star of a new Creator/DisneyChannel series, ''Series/HannahMontana''. Billy Ray came along for the ride as well, playing Miley Stuart's in-universe InUniverse father, country singer Robby Stuart (who is a [[AdamWesting self-played]] CaptainErsatz of Billy Ray Cyrus himself). The show's immense popularity led to a CareerResurrection; in 2006, Cyrus released the new album ''Wanna Be Your Joe'' (which featured a song performed with Miley), and then participated on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' season 4 in 2007 with Karina Smirnoff as partner.

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* MassiveMultiPlayerCrossover: "We the People", a patriotic song from ''Southern Rain'', features vocals from John Anderson, Music/WaylonJennings, Danni Leigh, Music/MontgomeryGentry, and Yankee Grey. Much later, he re-recorded "Some Gave All" with Darryl Worley, Craig Morgan, and Jamey Johnson.

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* DeclarationOfProtection: "You Won't Be Lonely Now" ("I know you've seen all your dreams turn to dust / I know your heart's been left in the rain to rust / But you won't be lonely now").
* DualMeaningChorus: The title of "Storm in the Heartland" refers not only to a literal thunderstorm in the "heartland" of the United States, but also to a broken heart.


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* LoveNostalgiaSong: In "Words by Heart", he discovers a breakup note in his former letterman's jacket and is reminded of the love and ensuing breakup.


* SubduedSection: The last chorus of "Achy Breaky Heart" features only vocals.

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* SubduedSection: The last chorus of "Achy Breaky Heart" features [[ACappella only vocals.vocals]].


Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a CountryMusic performer. His career officially began in 1992 with the release of his debut album ''Some Gave All'', which spawned four country top 40 hits in a row (including the DanceSensation and eventual SignatureSong, "Achy Breaky Heart"). His follow-up, ''It Won't Be The Last'', debuted at #1 on the country album charts. After five albums with Mercury Records, he signed with Monument for ''Southern Rain'', and began to pursue acting roles (including being cast as star of the [[Creator/{{Ion}} Pax]] comedy-drama ''Series/{{Doc}}''. In 2003, he released two Christian country albums, although these two, as well as his other albums, were not as successful as his earliest releases.

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Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is a CountryMusic performer. His career officially began in 1992 with the release of his debut album ''Some Gave All'', which spawned four country top 40 hits in a row (including the DanceSensation and eventual SignatureSong, "Achy Breaky Heart"). His follow-up, ''It Won't Be The Last'', debuted at #1 on the country album charts. After five albums with Mercury Records, he signed with Monument for ''Southern Rain'', and began to pursue acting roles (including being cast as star of the [[Creator/{{Ion}} Pax]] comedy-drama ''Series/{{Doc}}''.''Doc''. In 2003, he released two Christian country albums, although these two, as well as his other albums, were not as successful as his earliest releases.


* SubduedSection: The next-to-last chorus of "Achy Breaky Heart" features only a kick drum.

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* SubduedSection: The next-to-last last chorus of "Achy Breaky Heart" features only a kick drum.vocals.



* {{Yarling}}: His vocal delivery was pretty much this on the Mercury albums.
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Also in 2009, Cyrus formed an alternative rock supergroup known as Brother Clyde, initially with Phil Vassar, Jeffrey Steele, and John Waite (but later re-formed with Samantha Maloney, Jamie Miller, Dan Knight, and Dave Henning instead. It was speculated that Cyrus may have engaged in ExecutiveMeddling). It only released one, self-titled album and an accompanying single, and was quickly disbanded afterward. Cyrus has since formed his own label, Blue Cadillac Music, for subsequent releases.

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Also in 2009, Cyrus formed an alternative rock supergroup known as Brother Clyde, initially with Phil Vassar, Jeffrey Steele, and John Waite (but later re-formed with Samantha Maloney, Jamie Miller, Dan Knight, and Dave Henning instead. It was speculated that Cyrus may have engaged in ExecutiveMeddling). It only released one, self-titled album and an accompanying single, and was quickly disbanded afterward. Cyrus has since formed his own label, Blue Cadillac Music, for subsequent releases.releases.

!Albums
*''Some Gave All'' (1992)
*''It Won't Be the Last'' (1993)
*''Storm in the Heartland'' (1994)
*''Trail of Tears'' (1996)
*''The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover'' (1997)
*''Shot Full of Love'' (1998)
*''Southern Rain'' (2000)
*''Time Flies'' (2003)
*''The Other Side'' (2003)
*''Wanna Be Your Joe'' (2005)
*''Home at Last'' (2007)
*''Back to Tennessee'' (2009)
*''I'm American'' (2011)
*''Change My Mind'' (2012)
*''Thin Line'' (2016)
*''Set the Record Straight'' (2017)

!Tropes present in his work:
* EightiesHair: He wore a mullet for most of his hitmaking days.
* GenreShift: ''The Other Side'' was a Christian album.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover''
* RereleaseTheSong: Partway through its chart run, "Ready, Set, Don't Go" was reissued as a duet with Miley.
* SubduedSection: The next-to-last chorus of "Achy Breaky Heart" features only a kick drum.
* VocalEvolution: His voice became somewhat softer around the release of his GreatestHitsAlbum.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: "Busy Man" is about a dad distracted by work who is asked this by his children. He takes a day off in response.
* {{Yarling}}: His vocal delivery was pretty much this on the Mercury albums.
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->''But don't tell my heart,\\
My achy breaky heart,\\
I just don't think he'd understand.\\
And if you tell my heart,\\
My achy breaky heart,\\
He might blow up and kill this man.''
-->"Achy Breaky Heart"

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