Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter and actor.
Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single “Achy Breaky Heart”, which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia. It was also the best-selling single in the same country in 1992 and was translated into more than 100 languages. Thanks to the video of this hit, the line dance catapulted into the mainstream, becoming a worldwide craze.
Cyrus, a multi-platinum selling recording artist, has scored a total of eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His most successful album to date is his debut Some Gave All, which has been certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at number one on the Billboard 200 and most consecutive chart-topping weeks in the SoundScan era.
1. I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE A SINNER. BUT THAT’S THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT JESUS. I’LL ALWAYS TRY TO BE A BETTER PERSON IN THE EYES OF GOD. BUT I’M NOT ALL OF A SUDDEN STEPPING UP ON A PEDESTAL AND SAYING I’M HOLIER THAN THOU, ‘CAUSE I’M NOT!
2. EACH PERSON HAS THEIR OWN CALLING ON THIS EARTH.
3. I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANY ACCIDENTS IN MY LIFE.
4. THE PEOPLE AT THE RECORD COMPANY HAD ASKED ME IF I COULD WRITE A SONG ABOUT MY LIFE, MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, AND WHERE I’M FROM. WELL, I CAN’T WRITE A SONG ON PURPOSE, MY SONGS COME IN A MOMENT OF INSPIRATION OR DESPERATION.
5. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A PENTECOSTAL PREACHER.
6. WELL, I’VE NEVER LEFT MY FAITH – BUT HAVE I MADE A LOT OF MISTAKES? BUT WAS I FORTUNATE THAT I WAS BROUGHT UP IN THAT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, WHERE I HEARD ABOUT GOD’S LOVE AND GOD’S FORGIVENESS.
7. I ALWAYS PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD GIVE ME THE WISDOM AND THE VISION TO DO THE THINGS ON THIS EARTH THAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO TO EXPRESS HIS LIFE AND LOVE AND HIS WILL.
8. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK CHRISTIANITY IS ABOUT ALWAYS BEING PERFECT. IT’S ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE OF THAT. IT’S REALIZING THAT WE’RE ALL HUMANS, AND THAT’S WHY GOD SENT HIS SON TO THIS EARTH – TO SAVE PEOPLE.