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Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus exploded to the top of the charts with his debut single "Achy Breaky Heart" in 1992. Twelve years later, he continues to make music that touches the heart.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Busy Man:
The Other Side, Billy Ray Cyrus' latest album of gospel songs, includes the successful single "Always Sixteen" and the just-released "Face of God" - not to mention a widely-praised version of "Amazing Grace." The Other Side is Billy Ray's 13th album (aside from 11 studio albums, the Flatwoods, Kentucky native has also released Best Of Billy Ray Cyrus Cover To Cover AND 20th Century Masters: Billy Ray Cyrus and was included on the Dancin' with Thunder compilation CD).
When he was not in the studio, for four season, he played a Doc on TV. That's Dr. Clint Cassidy on the PAX-TV's highest rated show, which has now ended. (Doc was also named the highest rated family show, in general.) Billy Ray has made guest appearances on other TV shows ("The Nanny" in 1995 and "Murder Diagnosis" in 1997, both playing himself) as well as movie roles in Death and Texas (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Radical Jack (2001), and Wish You Were Dead (2000). He has begun working on his new album, which will be released soon.
Last, but never least, Billy Ray always makes sure he takes time out for family matters; he and wife Leticia ("Tish") have six children. In fact, he has just scored a part in an upcoming show called "Hannah Montana," in which he gets to work with his daughter Destiny Hope "Miley" Cyrus - she plays the lead!

Destiny Hope ("Miley") Cyrus

What's up, Doc? (Billy Ray Cyrus News):
Billy Ray Cyrus' has enjoyed a string of hit songs, he's also had a successful run as an actor, starring in Doc and most recently on Hannah Montana, as well as several movie roles. Now, Billy Ray gets ready to take on dancing!! That's right!! He is one of the contestants tapped for the NEW season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, which airs on Mondays. Y'all can vote on every phone you own beginning right after each show - phone lines open for 30 minutes after the show. Voting online at http://www.abc.com is open until noon the next day. Check local listings for air time, channel, AND rules for voting!

During his run on Dancing With the Stars, Billy Ray will be keeping a weekly blog. Here's his latest entry:
Hey Everybody!
It's a great day! I definitely feel a lot better than I did this time last week! And a lot of that is because of you! I think we all know that you guys are the big reason that I'm still on this crazy show. As you could tell, by this Monday and Tuesday nights I definitely took a lot of your advice....big smile, better hair, and I'm "trying" to have more fun with it...but that's a little hard when you're scared out of your mind! Thanks so much for collaborating with me to keep this old "bear in the swamp" on for one more week. Love you guys and keep those prayers coming....BR


Keep up with Billy Ray's personal comments at CMT's special blog for him: http://www.billyrayblog.com. Also, be sure and check out Lisa Lee, CMT Insider reporter's entertaining comments. She's at the show and has backstage insights!

Catch Billy Ray, alongside his real-life daughter, Miley, in the Disney's Channel's latest television HIT, Hannah Montana!! Repeat episodes also air on Saturday mornings on ABC.


Billy Ray Cyrus
Left to right: Destiny Hope, Billy Ray, and Noah Lindsey

Did y'all know?!
** Looks like Billy Ray's daughters have been bitten by the acting bug! Destiny Hope (affectionally known as "Miley") now stars in her own original television series, Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. In it, she plays Miley Stewart, a regular middle school student, who, also secretly doubles as the teen singing sensation Hannah Montana. Previously, Miley has appeared in Rhonda Vincent's video for "If Heartaches Had Wings," and played "Kiley" on several episodes of Doc AND she had a role in the motion picture Big Fish (now on VHS and DVD).
Noah Lindsey, Billy Ray's youngest daughter filmed three appearances on Doc, in an episode called "Modelragious," and has also made cameo appearances alongside her sister and dad in Hannah Montana!

** Billy Ray holds the record for an unprecedented 17 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Albums chart for Some Gave All. It's also the longest duration the top spot has been held by a debut artist!

** In 1995, Billy Ray received the Diamond Award in Canada (album sales of 10 million or more) for his debut album Some Gave All.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus

Catch the Cyrus Virus:
Pick up Billy Ray's latest album The Other Side - in stores NOW!! His previous albums are also in stores! While you're shopping, pick up the NEW Doc DVD, featuring 11 great episodes from the whole first season on 3 discs!!

Check up on all thing regarding Billy Ray at his official site: http://www.BillyRayCyrus.com!!

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