Billy Ray Cyrus is an award-winning country music legend
whose song “Achy Breaky Heart” propelled his debut album, Some Gave All, to the top of the charts for a record-breaking
seventeen weeks. He’s also the father of Miley Cyrus, one of Hollywood’s most
successful young stars, who grew up on stage and on screen, most famously as
the lead on the Disney Channel’s Hannah
Montana—where Billy Ray Cyrus played her dad. But sometimes the truth is
even better than fiction. Now fans can learn about Cyrus’ tenacious, inspiring
struggle to find his own way through faith, family, and the power of music.
opens during Cyrus’ turbulent childhood in Kentucky, where he sought refuge in
music and sports after his parents’ divorce. He was a troublemaker in training,
known more for his pranks than for following in his preacher grandfather’s
much-vaunted footsteps. But when he heard a voice telling him to get a
left-handed guitar and start a band, this rebel finally found his cause. Ten
years later, after tirelessly working the club circuit and knocking on the
closed doors of music executives from Nashville to Los Angeles, Cyrus made a
stratospheric breakthrough, becoming a multiplatinum-selling artist and taking
his rock-and-roll twist on country music to the world’s stage.
Cyrus fans have always been able to piece together the
details of his life through his lyrics—the ups and downs, adventures and
disappointments—but Hillbilly Heart
gives them a front-row seat for his most candid performance ever.
Download and start listening now!