Billy Ray Cyrus is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor. He is the father of popular American pop singer Miley Ray Cyrus. To date, Billy Ray Cyrus has released 53 singles and 16 studio albums since 1992 and is famous for his number-one single Achy Breaky Heart, which was the first song ever to achieve triple-platinum status in Australia. It was the best-selling single in that same country in 1992.
Cyrus is a multi-platinum-selling recording singer. He has scored 8 top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His most successful album till today is his debut album, Some Gave All, which has gotten certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the U.S.
The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is also the best-selling debut album in history for a solo male artist. This same album was also the best-selling album of the year 1992 in the United States with 4,832,000 copies. In his successful career so far, Billy has released 36 charted singles, where 17 charted in the top 40.
Billy Ray Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, United States on August 25, 1961, to his parents who divorced when he was just 5 years. His father, Ron, was a politician in Kentucky while his grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher.
Billy Ray Cyrus is a well-educated man. He is a graduate of Morehead State University. Apart from these details, not much has been revealed by Mr. Cyrus about his early life, family, and education, as he prefers to live in secret.
He also avoids the media pretty much, but we do know about his career highlights, achievements, and his recorded success as a musician and actor.
Billy Ray Cyrus Career
Billy Ray Cyrus started his professional journey as a musician and actor, and he was good at both singing and acting. While he struggled for a recording deal in Los Angeles in 1990, he got signed to PolyGram/Mercury, and released his debut album, Some Gave It All in 1992.
This album performed so well commercially. To date, the album has gotten certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the U.S. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is also the best-selling debut album in history for a solo male artist.
This same album was also the best-selling album of the year 1992 in the United States with 4,832,000 copies. After recording such success in his first year in the industry, he released a second album It Won’t Be the Last in 1993, and it did pretty well too.
In 1996, he released what is regarded as his most critically acclaimed album titled Trail of Tears with Mercury Records, which was equally a massive hit worldwide.
While making waves as a singer and serial award winner, he began to take up acting roles and featured in a number of movies, starting from Radical Jack in 1999, to several television series. Furthermore, he expanded his acting career to film producing, working on several projects including movies and television series.
Billy Ray Cyrus Discography
Since 1992, this very talented American actor, songwriter, and country music singer has released, 16 studio albums, 10 compilation albums, 46 music videos, 53 singles, and 1 Extended Play, with his biggest hits including the albums Some Gave All (1992), Trail of Tears (1996), Time Flies (2003), Home at Last (2007), accompanied by several hit singles.
Awards & Achievements
Thanks to his talent and dedication, Billy Ray Cyrus is a serial achiever. He has not only earned fame and wealth through his works but also recognition in form of numerous awards and nominations which he has received throughout his career as a singer, songwriter, and actor.
From a total of 93 nominations, this elegant musician has won 48 awards throughout his career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 6 TNN/Music City News Country Awards, and several others. All thanks to him, the line dance gained popularity due to the music video of his number one single “Achy Breaky Heart”.
Personal Life & Legacy
Mr. Billy Ray Cyrus is the father of 6 children, including famous names like Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Trace Cyrus, and Brandi Cyrus.
He has been married twice in his lifetime. In 1986, he married Cindy Smith, who co-wrote some of his songs which were part of his hit album Some Gave It All. Their marriage ended with a divorce after 5 years, with no children.
He got married for the second time in 1993, tying the knot with Leticia Jean ‘Tish’ Finley. They have 3 children together – Noah Lindsey, Braison Chance, and Miley Ray. He has two stepchildren – Trace and Brandi, by virtue of Leticia’s previous relationship.
His relationship with Kristin Luckey produced a son named Christopher Cody, who was raised by his mom in South Carolina.
Physical Features: Weight, Height
Weighing 84 kg, Billy Ray Cyrus is feet tall in height. His eyes are greenish, and he carries brown hair.
Billy Ray Cyrus Net Worth
With the help of his physical appearance and talent, the father of 6 gets a reasonable amount of money as income, for doing his music and making appearances on television. Billy Ray Cyrus net worth has been raised to a decent peak value in recent times, and this has enabled him to afford a very comfortable life for himself and his big family.
The man owns an 8,299 square-foot estate, which hosts 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and is currently listed for $7 million.
As of the time of this publication, Billy Ray Cyrus net worth has been estimated at $50 million dollars, and from all his accomplishments and career highlights, one simply has to acknowledge that this man has done so well for himself for decades and completely deserves his fame, wealth, and the comfort it comes with.