Chanteur Country US né William Ray Cyrus, le 25 Août 1961 à Flatwoods (Kentucky).

Billy Ray Cyrus will forever be known for the catchy, lightweight single "Achy, Breaky Heart," which became a line-dancing anthem upon its 1992 release. "Achy, Breaky Heart" made Cyrus famous, but it also proved to be his undoing. No matter how he tried, he couldn't escape the song, nor could he replicate the success. Cyrus' music was never particularly innovative — it owed as much to the country-rock of the Eagles as it did to the new traditionalism of George Strait and the new country of Clint Black and Garth Brooks — but his musical worth became irrelevant in the wake of the success of "Achy, Breaky Heart" and its accompanying album, Some Gave All. The album became a crossover success after the single became a hit, spending 17 weeks on the top of the album charts. Part of Cyrus' success was due to his handsome, hunky good looks, and part of it was due to the catchiness of "Achy, Breaky Heart." However, both his good looks and the single were soon forgotten, and just two years after Some Gave All ruled the charts, Cyrus virtually disappeared from both the pop and country charts. Cyrus spent a decade as part of the long history of one-hit wonders, only to return to chart success in the wake of his daughter Miley's popular TV show, Hannah Montana, in 2007.
Enamored of baseball, Cyrus intended to become another Johnny Bench as he grew up in Flatlands, KY. While attending Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship, he bought a guitar and decided immediately that athletics wasn't the proper direction for his life. Instead, he formed a band called Sly Dog with his brother and gave himself a ten-month deadline for finding a place to play. One week prior to that cutoff date, the group went to work as the house band for a club in Ironton, OH, where they remained for two years. When a 1984 fire destroyed the bar — and Cyrus' equipment — he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. Eventually, he decided to return to Kentucky and commuted regularly from there to Nashville in search of a record deal. Grand Ole Opry star Del Reeves got Mercury Records to take a look, and division head Harold Shedd signed him in the summer of 1990. When his first album came out in mid-1992, Cyrus — with his good looks, sculpted body, and the infectious "Achy, Breaky Heart" — became an instant groundbreaking sensation. Spending five weeks at the top of the country charts, "Achy, Breaky Heart" made his debut album, Some Gave All, a blockbuster success. By the time it fell off the charts, it had sold over nine million copies and spent 17 weeks on the top of the pop charts.
Despite his attempts, Cyrus wasn't able to replicate the success of Some Gave All. He quickly followed the album with It Won't Be the Last in the summer of 1993. Initially, the album sold well, entering the pop charts at number three, but it fell far short of expectations by only reaching platinum status. Storm in the Heartland, delivered in the fall of 1994, managed to go gold, even though it was ignored by country radio. However, by the time it finished its chart run, Cyrus had slipped from the public's eye. When he returned with the harder-edged, introspective Trail of Tears in 1996, his audience had virtually disappeared — the album only spent four weeks on the charts and didn't even go gold. Shot Full of Love followed in 1998 and Southern Rain was issued two years later.
In March 2001, Cyrus hit TV screens in the role of a country doctor moved to Manhattan in the sitcom Doc. He returned to music world with 2003's Time Flies and the gospel-inspired Other Side, and in 2006, the same year Cyrus appeared on the Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, a show starring his real-life daughter Miley, Wanna Be Your Joe came out. While the album failed to spawn a successful single, it nevertheless went gold — Cyrus' first album in eight years to do so. Riding on the wave of Hannah Montana's popularity, Cyrus released his tenth studio album, Home at Last, in 2007 on the Disney label. The album debuted at number 20 on the U.S. Billboard charts, both re-establishing Cyrus as a presence in country music and highlighting the popularity (not to mention influence) of his daughter's show.

http://www.billyraycyrus.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Rock, Country Pop

http://youtu.be/byQIPdHMpjc

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

03/1992 SP MERCURY 866 522-7 (US) . Achy Breaky Heart / Wher'm I Gonna Live
06/1992 SP MERCURY 866 998-7 (US) . Could've Been Me / I'm So Miserable
09/1992 SP MERCURY 864 502-7 (US) . Wher'm I Gonna Live / Some Gave All
10/1992 SP MERCURY 864 778-7 (US) . She's Not Cryin' Anymore / Someday Somewhere Somehow
04/1993 SP MERCURY 862 094-7 (US) . Some Gave All / Star Spangled Banner
05/1993 SP MERCURY 862 448-7 (US) . In The Heart Of A Woman / Right Face Wrong Time
09/1993 SP MERCURY 862 754-7 (US) . Somebody New / Only Time Will Tell
1993 EP MERCURY 864 989-2 (NL) Some Gave All / She's Not Cryin' Anymore / These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ [live]
01/1994 SP MERCURY 858 137-7 (US) . Words By Heart / Throwin' Stones
05/1994 SP MERCURY 858 746-7 (US) . Talk Some / Ain't Your Dog No More
10/1994 SP MERCURY 856 260-7 (US) . Storm In Heartland / I Ain't Even Left
01/1995 SP MERCURY 856 482-7 (US) . Deja Blue / Heart With Your Name On It
08/1995 SP COLUMBIA 38-77971 (US) . Fastest Horse In A One Horse Town / Cadillac Ranch
08/1996 SP MERCURY 578 304-7 (US) . Trail Of Tears / Harper Valley PTA
04/1997 SP MERCURY 574 638-7 (US) . It's All The Same To Me / Achy Breaky Heart
08/1997 SP MERCURY 568 794-7 (US) . Time For Letting Go / Cover To Cover
10/1998 SP MERCURY 566 582-7 (US) . Busy Man / Touchy Subject
03/1999 SP MERCURY 570 796-7 (US) . Give My Heart To You / Rock This Planet
07/2000 SP MONUMENT 31-79528 (US) You Won't Be Lonely Now / We The People

Albums

05/1992 CD MERCURY 314 510 635-2 (US) SOME GAVE ALL - I Could've Been Me / Achy Breaky Heart / She's Not Cryin' Anymore / Wher'm I Gonna Live / These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / Someday Somewhere Somehow / Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You / Ain't No Good Goodbye / I'm So Miserable / Some Gave All
06/1993 CD MERCURY 314 514 758-2 (US) IT WON'T BE THE LAST - In The Heart Of A Woman / Talk Some / Somebody New / Only Time Will Tell / Ain't Your Dog No More / Words By Heart / It Won't Be The Last / Throwing Stones / Right Face Wrong Time / Dreaming In Color Living In Black And White / When I'm Gone
11/1994 CD MERCURY 314 526 081-2 (US) STORM IN THE HEARTLAND - Storm In The Heartland / Deja Blue / Redneck Heaven / Casualty Of Love / One Last Thrill / I Ain't Even Left / How Much / Patsy Come Home / Heart With Your Name On It / Only God Could Stop Me Loving You / Roll Me Over / Enough Is Enough / Past / Geronimo
08/1996 CD MERCURY 314 532 829-2 (US) TRAIL OF TEARS - Trail Of Tears / Truth Is I Lied / Tenntucky / Call Me Daddy / Sing Me Back Home / Three Little Words / Harper Valley PTA / I Am Here Now / Need A Little Help / Should I Stay / Crazy Mama
06/1997 CD MERCURY 314 534 837-2 (US) THE BEST OF BILLY RAY CYRUS - COVER TO COVER - It's All The Same To Me / Cover To Cover / Bluegrass State Of Mind / Trail Of Tears / One Last Thrill / Storm In The Heartland / Words By Heart / Somebody New / In The Heart Of A Woman / She's Not Cryin' Anymore / Could've Been Me / Achy Breaky Heart
11/1998 CD MERCURY 314 558 347-2 (US) SHOT FULL OF LOVE - How's My World Treatin' You / Under The Hood / Give My Heart To You / Busy Man / Shot Full Of Love / Rock This Planet / Missing You / Touchy Subject / His Shoes / Time For Letting Go / American Dream
10/2000 CD MONUMENT NK-62105 (US) SOUTHERN RAIN - You Won't Be Lonely Now / Southern Rain / All I'm Thinking About Is You / We The People / I Will / Love You Back / Burn Down The Trailer Park / Everywhere I Wanna Be / Crazy Bout You Baby / Without You / Hey Elvis
03/2003 CD UNIVERSAL 088 170 165-2 (US) MILLENIUM COLLECTION - Achy Breaky Heart / Some Gave All / Could've Been Me / She's Not Cryin' Anymore / Wher'm I Gonna Live / In The Heart Of A Woman / Somebody New / Words By Heart / It's All The Same To Me / Busy Man
06/2003 CD MADACY MGL2-4114 (US) TIME FLIES - What Else Is There / Bread Alone / Way It Is / She Don't Love Me (She Don't Hate Me) / Time Flies / I Luv Ya / I Still Believe / Without You / Hard To Leave / Nobody / Tell Me / Close To Gone / Stand Still / Back To Memphis / Some Gave All
10/2003 CD WORD 886274(US) THE OTHER SIDE - Face Of God / Wouldn't You Do This For Me / Always Sixteen / I Need You Now / Love Has No Walls / Tip Of My Heart / Did I Forget To Pray / Holding On To A Dream / I Love You This Much / Other Side / Amazing Grace
06/2004 CD MERCURY B0002498-02 (US) THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION - Achy Breaky Heart / Some Gave All / Could've Been Me / She's Not Cryin' Anymore / Wher'm I Gonna Live? / In The Heart Of A Woman / Somebody New / Words By Heart / Talk Some / Storm In The Heartland / Deja Blue / The Fastest Horse In A One Horse Town / Trail Of Tears / Truth Is I Lied / Three Little Words / Harper Valley P.T.A. / It's All The Same To Me / Time For Letting Go / Busy Man / Give My Heart To You / You Won't Be Lonely Now
08/2004 CD POLYGRAM INT. 544438 (UK) ACHY BREAKY HEART - Achy Breaky Heart / Trail Of Tears / Harper Valley PTA / In The Heart Of A Woman / Busy Man / Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You / Déjà Blue / Storm In The Heartland / Give My Heart To You / It's All The Same To Me / Three Little Words / His Shoes / Truth Is I Lied / It Won't Be The Last / Only God Can Stop Me From Loving You / Someday, Somewhere, Somehow / These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / Some Gave Al
02/2005 2 CD MADACY 251556 (US) COLLECTION :
CD 1 : In The Heart Of A Woman / Talk Some / Somebody New / Only Time Will Tell / Ain't Your Dog No More / Words By Heart / It Won't Be The Last / Throwin' Stones / Right Face, Wrong Time / Dreamin' In Color, Livin' In Black And White / When I'm Gone
CD 2 : What Else Is There? / Bread Alone / Way It Is / She Don't Love (She Don't Hate Me) / Time Flies / I Luv Ya / I Still Believe / Without You / Hard To Leave / Nobody / Tell Me / Close To Gone / Stand Still / Back To Memphis / Some Gave All [acoustic version]
07/2006 CD NEW DOOR 000699702 (US) WANNA BE YOUR JOE - Wanna Be Your Joe / I Want My Mullet Back / The Man (Tribute To Dale EARNHARDT) / I Wouldn't Be Me / What About Us / Country Music Has The Blues (featuring George JONES, Loretta LYNN) / The Freebird Fell / I Wonder / Lonely Wins / How've Ya Been / Ole What's Her Name / Hey Daddy / Stand (featuring Miley CYRUS) / Bonus Track : A Pain In The Gas
07/2007 CD DISNEY B0001057-02 (US) HOME AT LAST - Ready, Set, Don't Go / The Beginning / The Buffalo / Flying By / Brown Eyed Girl / Don't Give Up On Me / You've Got A Friend / You Can't Lose Me / I Can't Live Without Your Love / My Everything / Put A Little Love In Your Heart / Over The Rainbow / Stand
01/2008 CD MERCURY B 0010690-02 (US) LOVE SONGS - She's Not Cryin' Anymore / In The Heart Of A Woman / I Am Here Now / Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You / Only God Could Stop Me Loving You / Missing You / Three Little Words / A Heart With Your Name On It / Somebody New / Give My Heart To You / It Won't Be The Last / How Much
04/2009 CD WALT DISNEY / LYRIC STREET B0002344-02 (US) BACK TO TENNESSEE - Back To Tennessee / Thrillbilly / He's Mine / Somebody Said A Prayer / A Good Day / I Could Be The One / Like Nothing Else / Country As Country Can Be / Love Is The Lesson / Give It To Somebody / Real Gone / Butterfly Fly Away
10/2009 CD UNIVERSAL 21708 (US) BEST OF BILLY RAY CYRUS - Achy Breaky Heart / Busy Man / She's Not Crying Anymore / Could've Been Me / In The Heart Of A Woman / Somebody New / Words By Heart
03/2011 CD MERCURY 15250 (US) ICON - Achy Breaky Heart / She's Not Cryin' Anymore / Wher'm I Gonna Live / In The Heart Of A Woman / Three Little Words / Could've Been Me / Storm In The Heartland / Somebody New / Harper Valley P.T.A. / Words By Heart / Truth Is I Lied / Some Gave All
06/2011 CD WALT DISNEY D0006626-02(US) I'M AMERICAN - Runway Lights / We Fought Hard / Keep The Light On / Stripes And Stars / I'm American / Old Army Hat / Nineteen / Some Gave All
10/2012 CD ALLEGRO CORPORATION / BLUE CADILLAC MUSIC BCM 50022 (US)

CHANGE MY MIND - Change My Mind / Once Again / Hillbilly Heart / Tomorrow Became Yesterday / Good As Gone / Forgotto Forget / That’s What Daddys Do / Hope Is Just Ahead / I'm So Miserable / Stomp

04/2014 2 CD Hump Head HUMP159 (EUR) The Definitive Collection :
CD 1 : Achy Breaky Heart / Could've Been Me / She's Not Cryin' Anymore / Wher'm I Gonna Live? / These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / Someday, Somewhere, Somehow / Some Gave All / Never Thought I'd Fall In Love With You / It Won't Be The Last / In The Heart Of A Woman / Somebody New / Dreamin' In Color, Livin' In Black And White / Words By Heart / Only Time Will Tell / Talk Some / When I'm Gone / Right Face Wrong Time / Storm In The Heartland / The Past / A Heart With Your Name On It
CD 2 : Roll Me Over / Trail Of Tears / Three Little Words / Crazy Mama / Call Me Daddy / Harper Valley P.T.A. / Sing Me Back Home / Truth Is I Lied / Should I Say / Kenntucky / Busy Man / Time For Letting Go / How's My World Treatin' You / Give Me Heart To You / Deja Blue / I Ain't Even Left / One Last Thrill / Bluegradd State Of Mind / Cover To Cover / It's All The Same To Me
06/2014 CD MERCURY / UNIVERSAL ? (US) The Distance - Best of Billy Ray Cyrus - The Distance / Trail Of Tears / Call Me Daddy / Busy Man / Wanna Be Your Joe / Stand / The Freebird Fell / Need A Little Help / Country Music Has The Blues (feat: George Jones / Loretta Lynn) / Some Gave All [acoustic version] / Achy Breaky Heart
09/2016 CD Blue Cadillac Music 50032 (US) Thin Line - Thin Line / Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) / They're Playin' Our Song / My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys / Stop Pickin' On Willie / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Tulsa Time / Hillbilly On / Killing The Blues / I've Always Been Crazy / Hey Elvis / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Hope (Let It Find You) / Going Where The Lonely Go / Angels Protect This Home

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