Billy Ray Cyrus Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

29th June 2016

Fact: Billy Ray Cyrus is spearheading a TV fundraiser to benefit victims of the recent West Virginia floods. The Achy Breaky Heart singer will be a big part of the two-hour Rebuild West Virginia telethon, which will be staged on Friday night (01Jul16) from studios local TV station WVVA-TV. The TV special will also be shown online.

1st September 2015

Quote: "She's always kinda reminded me of Lucille Ball and Dolly Parton. And as I see Miley evolve, she's kinda taking on those traits." Billy Ray Cyrus compares his daughter Miley Cyrus to great entertainers Ball and Parton, who is the controversial pop star's godmother.

16th June 2015

Tweet: "Goodbye Tex. I love you my loyal friend. See ya on the other side." Country singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus mourns the loss of his beloved pet dog.

30th April 2015

Quote: "I changed my landscaping last year and made it gravel and succulents and desert plants. It looks cool and saves water." Billy Ray Cyrus is winning the battle with California's drought by cutting back on his water demands.

23rd November 2014

Tweet: "Happy birthday @MileyCyrus! Congratulations on such a successful year and I can't wait to celebrate with you!" Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus marks his superstar daughter's 22nd birthday with a sweet Sunday (23Nov14) tweet.

20th February 2014

Fact: Billy Ray Cyrus has returned to the U.S. pop charts with the rap revamp of his Achy Breaky Heart 22 years after the original was a hit. His Achy Breaky 2 collaboration with Dionne Warwick's producer son Buck 22 has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 80.

14th February 2014

Quote: "Somebody sent me a video saying it's the Number One video on YouTube with four million hits in the last hour... If it is number one, just go ahead and announce my retirement and tell your readers that I wanted to quit while I was ahead. Tell them I've gone to Tennessee to cut hay with Justin Bieber." Billy Ray Cyrus jokes about retirement now that his Achy Breaky Heart revamp has become such a big hit.

14th February 2014

Quote: "I was singing the lead vocal on Achy and looking through the window at Miley, talking to Barbara Walters. At the specific point in the song where I scream 'wrecking ball', I was actually screaming to everybody in the studio, pointing at the Tv because there is Miley swinging by on the ball. What's the chance that my a** is behind the microphone 22 years later singing the same song, having fun behind the microphone and my daughter swings by on Barbara Walters's Most Fascinating People?" Billy Ray Cyrus on referencing his daughter's 2013 hit in the lyrics of his revamped Achy Breaky Heart tune.

14th February 2014

Quote: "I haven't even signed the contract yet, but there's already Oscar buzz. I didn't even need to read the script." Billy Ray Cyrus reveals he has joined the cast for the Sharknado sequel, alongside Kelly Osbourne and Mark MCGrath.

11th October 2013

Quote: "I knew that she had went to (sic) a great deal of preparation and even financial investment in all those bears... to make that stage great. She said that she wanted people to be talking, and I knew she was making that investment." Billy Ray Cyrus admits he knew his daughter Miley was up to something when she started planning for her headline-grabbing MTV Video Music Awards performance in August (13). The pop star hit the stage in New York surrounded by dancers dressed in teddy bear costumes before ripping off her own bear-related bodice and 'twerking' suggestively with Robin Thicke.

4th October 2013

Fact: Billy Ray Cyrus teamed up with Limp Bizkit star Fred Durst for an unlikely duet on U.S. Tv on Thursday night (03Oct13). Durst joined the country star for a rendition of his song Lately on The Arsenio Hall Show.

23rd July 2013

Quote: "We've had rough times but we both realized we didn't want to be another statistic and wanted to make it work." Country star Billy Ray Cyrus confirms he and his estranged wife Tish are working on rebuilding their relationship after she filed for divorce last month (Jun13).

12th July 2013

Tweet: ‏"Thoughts and prayers continue for Randy Travis. Not only my good friend... I'm a fan of the man and his undeniable distinct voice. Legend!" Billy Ray Cyrus continues to pray for the country music star, who underwent emergency surgery following a stroke on Wednesday (10Jul13).

8th July 2013

Quote: "I like him... I think that it's tough to be his age and to be in the middle of that rocket ride. And it can go crazy no matter what you do. Somebody is going to find something wrong with it. There's always going to be an opposite and equal reaction. You can't have a career like that that so many people love you that passionately (sic). There's going to be a flip side to that." Billy Ray Cyrus speaks out in defence of troubled teen pop star Justin Bieber.

14th February 2013

Tweet: "Happy Valentines Day ! Here's wishing any 'Achy Breaky Hearts' get mended." Country star Billy Ray Cyrus jokes about his cheesy hit as he sends a Valentine's wish to his fans.

7th November 2012

Quote: "Liam asked if he could have my daughter's hand in marriage, and I said yes if I could be in his brother's next movie." Billy Ray Cyrus jokes about agreeing to let future son-in-law Liam Hemsworth wed his daughter Miley.

20th July 2012

Tweet: "Oh My Gosh! What a special day! Just noticed I went over 900,000! Thank you! Giving away a trip for 2 and seats (at Broadway show) Chicago to No. 1,000,000." Country star Billy Ray Cyrus is offering a special reward when he reaches one million followers on

4th July 2012

Tweet: "Happy 4th of July! 'I'm American' and so excited and proud to be singin (sic) our National Anthem and God Bless America at the Dodgers game tonight". Country star Billy Ray Cyrus will be celebrating America's Independence Day cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

6th June 2012

Tweet: "All I ever hoped for as a Daddy was to see my kids reach their dreams. To find happiness...peace of mind ...and someday know... true love." Miley Cyrus' father Billy Ray Cyrus is happy for the singer/actress after she announced her engagement to actor boyfriend Liam Hemsworth on Wednesday (06Jun12).

29th March 2012

Tweet: "By the way... saw The Hunger Games last night. So proud of young Liam. Way to go buddy. The movies (sic) awesome !!!" Singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus is impressed by his daughter Miley's boyfriend Liam Hemsworth's performance in the box office blockbuster.

29th February 2012

Tweet: "6 years ago today ...I lost my best friend and my hero. I take you with me everywhere I go... Still miss ya Dad ..." Country star Billy Ray Cyrus remembers his late father Ron on the anniversary of his death.

16th February 2012

Quote: "Etta James was a great influence to both me and Miley. We used to jam to Etta quite frequently going back and forth to the (Hannah Montana) set. Then one day we called her, and Miley and her really struck up a friendship. It was something special." Singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus reveals an unlikely friendship between his daughter, former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, and late blues icon Etta James. The music veteran died in January (12) after a long battle with ill health.

16th December 2011

Fact: Billy Ray Cyrus has pulled the plug on a series of promotional appearances after falling ill with a stomach bug.

13th December 2011

Quote: "I'm real excited about Christmas Comes Home to Canaan. It is a sequel to the original Christmas in Canaan. It's really a great script, great story, a lot of heart, a lot of soul and emotion... I think it's got everything that people need today to get through these tough times. The whole cast really rallied around the whole script and the story. I'm real proud of this movie." Singer Billy Ray Cyrus is eager to watch his upcoming TV movie Christmas Comes Home to Canaan. The film will premiere in America on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday (17Dec11).

26th November 2011

Tweet: "Congratulations to you and Celia on the arrival of your baby girl Elise! Soon you will change your tune to ready, set, don't go! Ps never let her get into showbiz." Billy Ray Cyrus dishes out some advice to U.S. chat show host Piers Morgan, whose wife Celia Walden recently gave birth to their first daughter.

24th March 2011

Quote: "I still think that my kids need a dad and I can promise them that I will come back in and do the very best that I can do. And I may be persecuted for saying it, I still want to be Miley's friend. I want to be that person that she comes to talk to for good, bad, indifferent... I just want her to trust and know that I love her more than life itself and I'll be by her side through the good and bad." Singer Billy Ray Cyrus vows to be a better father to his daughter Miley.

23rd March 2011

Quote: "I knew that my little girl was going to grow up, I didn't know that it was going to happen like so huge, so quick, so enormous around the world, that she would become the next superstar. I look back on it now and wish that we would have just enjoyed the ride a little bit more." Singer Billy Ray Cyrus had no idea how famous his daughter Miley Cyrus would become after landing her big break on hit Disney series Hannah Montana.

24th February 2011

Quote: "All I ever wanted was a functional family unit where the mum, dad, brothers and sisters all lived together in harmony." Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus dreamed of having the perfect family with his wife Tish after seeing his parents divorce as a boy. Miley Cyrus' mum and dad filed for divorce in October (10).

23rd February 2011

Quote: "Right now I still believe in love. I still believe that a father stands by his family. A family is more important than negativity or darkness or fame or fortune." Billy Ray Cyrus insists he will do right by his kids, including singer/actress daughter Miley, as he settles his divorce from wife Tish Cyrus.

18th February 2011

Fact: Billy Ray Cyrus has a bomb shelter in the grounds of his Tennessee home.

6th January 2010

Quote: "I remember so many times when I was younger being like, 'Why does Dad sleep so much when he's home from the road? Why doesn't dad want to play?' Now I'm starting to get it." Pop sensation Miley Cyrus now understands why her dad Billy Ray Cyrus was exhausted after his long tours.

8th July 2009

Quote: "My dad won't let me fix my teeth or cut my hair. He loves it. He's like, 'It's you!'" Billy Ray Cyrus is happy with his daughter MILEY just the way she is.

27th April 2009

Quote: "I love that song! I love to play it. It's so fun. Any time you can get people singing and dancing and partying, it's great. I love to entertain people." Billy Ray Cyrus is a fan of his 1992 hit ACHY BREAKY HEART.

24th April 2009

Quote: "Dad's quiet; he's very calm abut things. If I need punished, he's like 'Well, there comes a time when we have to think about things...' He's very mellow and philosophical. Mom's the bad guy. She's like, 'You're grounded!' and that's that." Miley Cyrus reveals her dad Billy Ray Cyrus is a pushover.

25th November 2008

Fact: Miley Cyrus' father Billy Ray Cyrus built his daughter her own home studio as a 16th birthday gift.

1st July 2008

Fact: Miley Cyrus' eight-year-old sister NOAH performed on dad Billy Ray Cyrus' TV talent show NASHVILLE STAR in America on Monday night (30Jun08).

27th May 2008

Fact: Country star Billy Ray Cyrus will team up with his singer/actress daughter MILEY for a duet on his new album, BACK TO TENNESSEE. The ACHY BREAKY HEART hitmaker reveals the new track, READY, SET, DON'T GO, is a song about "a daddy watching his little girl grow up and realising it's time to let go."

27th May 2008

Fact: Country star Billy Ray Cyrus will team up with his singer/actress daughter MILEY for a duet on his new album, BACK TO TENNESSEE. The ACHY BREAKY HEART hitmaker reveals the new track, READY, SET, DON'T GO, is a song about "a daddy watching his little girl grow up and realising it's time to let go."

26th February 2008

Fact: Dad-and-daughter duo Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus are set to host this year's Country Music Television Awards in Nashville, Tennesse on 6 March (08).

25th February 2008

Fact: Miley Cyrus will film part of her upcoming HANNAH MONTANA movie in Nashville, Tennessee after her country music star father Billy Ray Cyrus campaigned for Walt Disney to use the legendary town in the picture. The film is scheduled for release in 2009.

28th January 2008

Fact: Country star Billy Ray Cyrus is to play a big-headed angling superstar, called HOT ROD JOHNSON, in new comedy movie BAIT SHOP.

19th October 2007

Fact: Eighties hit WE BUILT THIS CITY by STARSHIP has been voted the worst song of all time by U.S. magazine Blender. ACHY BREAKY HEART by Billy Ray Cyrus was second, while Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder came in third with duet EBONY AND IVORY.

12th October 2007

Quote: "Before she was born I had this vision that her name should be DESTINY HOPE... I just felt like it was her destiny to bring hope to the world." Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus had high hopes for his actress/singer daughter MILEY before she was even born.

11th July 2007

Fact: Country queen Dolly Parton will join ACHY BREAKY HEART crooner Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter MILEY in an upcoming episode of their hit children's TV series HANNAH MONTANA.

16th April 2007

Fact: Brooke Shields is to play ACHY BREAKY HEART singer Billy Ray Cyrus' late wife in an upcoming flashback episode of hit family TV show HANNAH MONTANA, which also stars his daughter MILEY.

6th April 2006

Fact: ACHY BREAKY HEART singer Billy Ray Cyrus' teenage daughter MILEY has become a big hit on TV in America - with 5.4 million viewers. Her new show HANNAH MONTANA scored the biggest debut in cable network Disney Channel's history.

24th March 2006

Fact: ACHY BREAKY HEART crooner Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter MILEY is destined for fame as the star of new Disney TV show Hannah Montana.

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