Billy Ray Cyrus. biography
Singer, songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky and rose to fame with his debut album Some Gave All (1992) after signing with Mercury Records in 1990.
Its lead single “Achy Breaky Heart” became a nationwide hit, even spawning a choreographed dance while his follow-up album It’s Won’t Be the Last (1993) failed to the mirror his first record’s success.
The up-and-rising country singer went on to find additional stardom with a string of albums all of which reached the top 20, including Storm in the Heartland (1994), Trail of Tears (1996) and Southern Rain (2000). Although successful in the country charts, Cyrus was unable to live up to his original hit and decided to try his hand at acting.
Cyrus jumped started his acting career with minor parts in a string of TV shows, including Love Boat: The Next Wave (1999), 18 Wheels of Justice (2000), Doc (2001-2004), Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye (2002) and Degrassi: The Next Generation (2004). Cyrus then joined forces with his daughter and Disney sensation Miley Cyrus in the TV series Hannah Montana (2006–11) as well as its film adaptation Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009).
Cyrus’ most recent projects include, the made-for-TV film Christmas Comes Home to Canaan (2011), the TV series 90210 (2011-12) and the drama Like a Country Song (2013) as well as his newest album Change My Mind (2012).
Billy Ray Cyrus Wife & Dating History Timeline
1986 – 1991
Cyrus was married to Cindy Smith for five years, whom he collaborated with on the songs “Wher’m I Gonna Live?” and “Some Gave All” off his debut album Some Gave All (1992), prior to parting ways in 1991.
December 1992- Present
A year after splitting ways with Smith, Cyrus got hitched to Leticia Finley (later Cyrus) on December 28, 1993. They went on to welcome their three kids; Miley Ray (b. Destiny Hope in 1992), Braison Chance (b. 1994) and Noah Lindsey (b. 2000). Cyrus as well adopted Finley’s two children; Brandi (b. 1987) and Trace (b. 1989).
On October 26, 2010, Cyrus filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. They later released a joint statement to People magazine, which read, "As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family... We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers."
Cyrus then announced he did not want to get a divorce while on The View in March 2011. Despite getting back together and mending their broken marriage, Tish later filed for divorce on June 13, 2013. The two obviously can't make up their minds seeing that they were rumored to be going through couples therapy as of July 2013.