Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus is a country music award winner doubling up as an actor. He is best known for the number one single Achy Breaky Heart,” which achieved triple platinum status in Australia.  Cyrus has also been involved in acting from 2001 to 2004. He stared in the television show Doc. He also co-starred with his daughter Miley Cyrus in the series Hannah Montana.

Quick Biography

Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky. His parents were Ron Cyrus and Ruth Ann Casto. Ron Cyrus was a politician, and a former steelworker while Ray Cyrus’s grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher. Cyrus was born into a family with two brothers, namely Kevin and Mick Cyrus and three sisters Lisa, Cherie, and Angie Marie Cyrus.

Cyrus’s interest in music started early as he learned how to sing and play the piano when he was little. His grandfather was a great influence on his musical career as he introduced him to bluegrass and gospel music. Cyrus received a baseball scholarship to study at Georgetown College but never completed his graduation.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Billy Ray Cyrus
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: August 25, 1961
Birth Place: Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Ron Cyrus and Ruth Ann Casto
Spouse: Tish Cyrus (m. 1993), Cindy Smith (m. 1986–1991)
Children: Miley Ray Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, and Braison Chance
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 84 kg
Profession: singer, songwriter, and actor
Net Worth in 2021: $25 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Having been born in 1961, Billy Ray Cyrus is 60 years old. His physical features include a height of 1.83 meters, a weight of about 84 kilograms, grey eyes, and brown hair.

Education, School/College University

Billy Ray Cyrus attended Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship before dropping out to concentrate on music.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Billy Ray’s parents were Ron Cyrus and Ruth Ann Casto. He has five siblings comprising two brothers Mick and Kevin, and three sisters named Lisa, Angie, and Cherie.  Billy is an American citizen born in Kentucky and of Cherokee Native American ancestry. Religiously, Billy is a staunch Christian, and on matters politics, billy is a democrat.

Married, Affair, Dating, Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Billy Ray Cyrus With Wife Tish Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus With Wife Tish Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith from 1986 to 1991, with whom he co-wrote two songs this couple later divorced. Currently, Bill Ray is married to Tish Cyrus, with whom he has three children Miley Ray, Braison Chance, and Noah Lindsey Cyrus. In addition, Billy has also adopted Brandi and Trace, two children who Tish Finley brought to the marriage. It is important to note also that Billy dated Kristin Luckey and Dylis Croman for a certain period of time.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): December 28, 1993
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Billy Ray Cyrus Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Tish Cyrus (m. 1993), Cindy Smith (m. 1986–1991)
Kids: Miley Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, Trace Cyrus, Christopher Cody, Brandi Cyrus, Braison Cyrus

Professional Life and Career

In the early 1980s, Billy and his brother formed the band ‘Sly Dog,,’ and they were soon hired by a club in Ohio as a house band. Unfortunately, in 1984 all his music equipment plus the club fired down. In 1992 Cyrus released his first single ‘Some Gave All’ after signing with Mercury Records in 1990.

He released his second album, ‘It Won’t Be the Last’ in 1993. This album debuted at number 1 on Country Charts and on the Billboard 200 at number 3. This album was closely followed by ‘Storm in the Heartland’ a year later though it was not as successful as its predecessors.

In 1988 Ray ended his association with Mercury Records due to the poor performance of the fifth album ‘Shot Full of Love.’ Billy Ray Cyrus signed a deal with Monument Records in 1999 whose follow up was the release of the album ‘Southern Rain.’ This album debuted at number 13 on Country Album charts and number 102 on billboard 200.

In 2009 Billy was part of the formation of the group ‘Brother Clyde’, whose other members included John Waite, Phil Vassar, and Jeffrey Steele. This group released their first single “lately” in 2010. Billy left this group in late 2010 and released his new solo patriotic album, titled “I’m American.”

Awards & Nominations

As an American country music singer Billy Ray has won numerous accolades from his twelve studio albums and forty-four singles. His major awards include the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards. In addition, Billy was inducted into the VFW Hall of Fame for his appreciation and support of America’s veterans into the Walkway of Stars of the Country Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to country music.

Billy Ray Cyrus Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Billy Ray Cyrus Net Worth
Billy Ray Cyrus Net Worth

As of October 2021, Bill Ray’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million.  Most of Billy’s wealth has been made through singing. In 1992, his first album, “Some Gave All’ was the bestselling album in the United States, with over 4.7 million copies sold worldwide. In addition, Billy also makes money from brand endorsements and acting.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

For some time, there have been rumors about Billy Ray‘s marriage to Tish due to their frequent divorce proceedings. The first divorce proceeding was filled by Billy in Tennessee, which cited irreconcilable differences on 26 October 2010. However, on 18 March 2011, Cyrus announced that he had dropped the divorce. In June 2013, Tish filed for divorce from Billy Ray, which was dismissed in 2017 after they failed to show up a scheduled hearing to move forward with the petition.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Billy Ray Cyrus Facebook page has around 1120656 fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 1.26 million followers. On Billy Ray Cyrus Instagram account, he has around 1.9 million followers while on YouTube, Billy Ray Cyrus has around 678,000 subscribers.

Through his musical and acting careers, Bill Ray Cyrus has been able to coin a name for himself while at the same time amassing a fortune making him one of the greatest American country music singers cum actor.


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