His first album, (1992), hit the top of the pop and country charts, driven in part of the success of the single "Achy Breaky Heart." The up-tempo song about heartbreak became a huge sensation, inspiring its own dance. But Cyrus was unable to shake the expectations that came with "Achy Breaky Heart" as he struggled to prove himself to be more than a one-hit wonder.
In 1999, he began acting, making a guest appearance on .
He played Clint Cassidy, a country doctor who moves to New York City for love, only to experience heartbreak.
Even after being dumped, he decides to stay in the city and work for an HMO.
Born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, Billy Ray Cyrus, once known for his country singing, hunky good looks and mullet hairstyle, went on to a career as an actor.
His first album hit the top of the pop and country charts, driven in part of the success of "Achy Breaky Heart." In 2006, he took the role of the father of two in the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, which launched him into a new realm of fame.
As Miley and Liam continue on their journey together, with the release of "Malibu," a song Miley wrote for their relationship, here's a look back on how these two got here.
August 2010: Miley and Liam's relationship endures its first breakup reportedly due to her work schedule.
(Note: this is a stripped down country version of the song and it's very pretty).
Miley Cyrus still hasn't confirmed whether or not she is actually dating her producer Mike Will Made It, but even if they are in a secret relationship, her dad might be pushing her to reconsider.
“Billy Ray is looking for someone successful who won’t take advantage of Miley.
He’d love to get her together with country singers like Kip Moore or Chris Young, who are warm and level-headed," a source revealed.
The son of a politician, Cyrus started his singing career performing gospel music in a group with his father.