Billy Ray Cyrus Changes His Name And Rereleases ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

Billy Ray Cyrus changed his name! It’s true. The 55-year-old will now be known as just “Cyrus.” I assumed he was inspired by his daughter Miley, but turns out he always wanted to be called that.

“After August 25th, I will be the artist formerly known as Billy Ray. I’m just going by my last name Cyrus,” he told¬†Rolling Stone Country. “I always went by Cyrus, and I begged Mercury Records to call me Cyrus in the beginning because that’s what I was comfortable with. I’m going to the hospital where I was born in Bellefonte, Kentucky, and legally changing my name.”

The singer is on a roll. He also rerecorded “Achy Breaky Heart” for its 25th anniversary¬†with members of the famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, the Swampers. He’s said to release a spanglish and what he calls an “EDM” version too. Sounds…interesting.

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