- Began singing as a kid with his dad's Crownsmen gospel quartet.
- Attended Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship, but quit to form a bar band called Sly Dog.
- Big break came in 1992 with the hit "Achy Breaky Heart," which was a line lifted from George Jones' 1962 song "Aching, Breaking Heart"; it spawned a national line-dance craze and was named the Country Music Association's Single of the Year.
- Debut album Some Gave All spent 17 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, the most for any debut album.
- In 1995, became the first recipient of the Bob Hope Congressional Medal of Honor Society Entertainer's Award for his support of Vietnam veterans.
- Became serious about acting in 2001 and was cast as Gene the Pool Man in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
- Starred in the title role of the PAX TV series Doc for four seasons; cut off his signature mullet during a May 2003 episode.
- In 2006, appeared with daughter Miley on Disney's Hannah Montana, which ran for four seasons.
- In 2007, was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars.
- Formed rock band Brother Clyde in 2010 and released a self-titled album.
- 2008, CMT Music Awards — Tearjerker Video of the Year: Nominee
- Kristen Luckey — Ex-significant Other
- Cindy Smith — Ex-wife
- Mick — Brother
- Ron Cyrus — Father
- Ruth Ann Adkins — Mother
- Kevin — Brother
- Lisa — Sister
- Miley Cyrus — Daughter
- Cherie — Sister
- Trace Cyrus — Stepson
- Braison Chance Cyrus — Son
- Brandi Cyrus — Stepdaughter
- Christopher Cody Cyrus — Son
- Joan Cyrus — Stepmother
- Cletis Adkins — Stepfather
- Tish Cyrus — Wife
- Angie — Sister
- Noah Cyrus — Daughter
- Attended Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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- Birth Name: William Ray Cyrus
- Birth Place: Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States
- Birthday: August 25, 1961, Virgo
- Profession: Country singer, Actor
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