Billy Ray Cyrus is An American country singer/songwriter. However, he is most famous as an actor with numerous TV and movie roles. Billy Ray was born as William Ray Cyrus on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky United States. Audiences know him best for his international hit song “Achy Breaky Heart” as well as for his mullet hairstyle and handsome looks. In addition, we know Billy Ray as a father to two famous young singers, Miley Cyrus and Noah Cyrus.
How Old is Billy Ray Cyrus
Cyrus is 56 years old at the moment. He was born August 25, 1961.
Billy Ray Cyrus Early Life
Billy Ray’s father, Ron Cyrus was a politician and former steelworker. His father and his mother, Ruth Ann Casto divorced in 1966, when Billy Ray was seven years old. His grandfather was a Pentecoastal preacher, therefore Cyrus started his singing career at the age of four. He was singing gospel music in a group with his father. Music was always surrounding him while he was growing up, so the love was born naturally.
Cyrus attended Georgetown College and was receiving a baseball scholarship. However, he dropped out of college during his junior year and decided to start his music career. In the 1980s, Billy Ray formed the band Sly Dog. After that, his music career took off.
Billy Ray Cyrus Songs and Movies
After the beginning in his band, Billy Ray went for a solo career and signed a recording contract with Mercury Records in 1990.
The son of a politician, Cyrus started his singing career performing gospel music in a group with his father. He 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.
Billy Ray Cyrus’ first solo album “Some Gave All” hit the top of the country and pop music lists. The album remained his best-selling one till the date.
“Some Gave All” has been certified nine times Multi-Platinum in the United States. This is the longest time that one debut artist spent at number one on the Billboard 200 (17 consecutive weeks). Success of his debut album was followed with the single “Achy Breaky Heart”. This song became a huge success, and even inspired its own dance, becoming a worldwide phenomenon.
Following albums ranked well on the country charts, reaching the top 20 with Storm in the Heartland (1994), Trail of Tears (1996) and Southern Rain (2000). To sum up, Cyrus released 12 studio albums and 44 singles since 1992.
Nevertheless, he was struggling to prove himself as more than a one-hit phenomenon. Henceforward he started acting in 1999. He appeared as a guest on The Love Boat and landed a smaller role on David Lynch’s film Mulholland Drive after that.
In 2001, Billy Ray landed a lead role in the medical drama Doc. He played a country doctor Clint Cassidy, who moved to New York because of love, but unfortunately experienced heartbreak. This family-friendly format of the series that aired on the PAX television network earned Cyrus share of TV fans. The show ended in 2004.
Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus
Billy Ray returned to television in 2006. He played Robby Stewart, the father of two in the Disney Channel’s series Hannah Montana, alongside his daughter Miley. The two of them together recorded the song “I Learned for You” for the series’ soundtrack.
Billy Ray Cyrus Net Worth 2019
This country music singer-songwriter and actor earned the net worth of about $20 million.
Billy Ray Cyrus Wife and Children
Billy Ray is married to Tish Cyrus. The couple’s wedding was in 1993. Tish, whose full name is Leticia is singer’s second wife. His first wife was Cindy Smith. They were together from 1986 to 1991. After that Billy Ray had an affair with the waitress. From this relationship he has a son Christopher Cody Cyrus.
Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus have three kids together, Destiny Hope (Miley) (born 1993), Braison Chance (born 1994), and Noah Lindsey (born 2000). Tish also has two children from previous marriages, Trace and Brandy Cyrus, whom Billy Ray adopted
Miley is a successful actress and singer, while her younger sister Noah is making her path in the music and film career as well.
Height and Weight
Cyrus is a handsome, tall man with the height of 6’0’’ or 1.83m.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Billy Ray has an American nationality. Most of Billy Ray’s ancestors were born in the United States since 1800s. He belongs to mixed English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh descent.
|Born:||August 25 1961|
|Profession:||Singer snd songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Height:||6’0’’ or 1.83m|
|Married to:||Tish Cyrus|
|Children:||4 (Christopher Cody Cyrus / Destiny Hope / Braison Chance / Noah Lindsey)|
|Education:||Attended Georgetown College|