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It would be incredibly simple to define Billy Ray Cyrus's entire career by three words: "Achy Breaky Heart." It would also be wrong. Though that song propelled him from unknown to super-known, Cyrus had been working the Nashville and Los Angeles circuits six years before it hit the airwaves. When all's said and done, however, both "Achy" and the debut release that contained it, Some Gave All, continue to dwarf the rest of his career and his catalog. Some Gave All sold over 9 million copies and spent a whopping 17 weeks at the top of the Billboard pop charts. His follow-up, It Won't Be The Last, also went platinum, and his third release did moderately well, but following the lackluster performance of 1996's Trail Of Tears, Cyrus dropped off the music map completely.

Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky) is an American country singer, best known for the hit single "Achy Breaky Heart" (1992).

Cyrus originally intended to play baseball professionally. He attended Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship, but quit to form a band called "Sly Dog" with his brother. After moving to Los Angeles alone, Cyrus signed to Mercury Records in 1990. The success of Achy Breaky Heart from the album Some Gave All, helped popularized line dancing and made Cyrus a star.
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Cyrus' follow-up, It Won't Be the Last, began strong but sales wound up being disappointing compared to Some Gave All. Storm in the Heartland (1994), Trail of Tears (1996), Shot Full of Love (1998) and Southern Rain (2000) similarly sold only to a diminishing audience.

Though he may have opened the door for mainstream acceptance of the new country music, there was no one there to help him up once he fell down. The former five-time Grammy Award nominee couldn't buy radio airplay by the time Trail Of Tears was released in the United States, and he turned his attention to other celebrity pursuits. He's starred in a number of ABC-TV specials and recently served as host for a one-hour documentary called Return Of The Eagle, which will air on Turner Broadcasting in Spring of 1999.

While Cyrus's career may have slumped the last couple of years, it seems that his star still shines bright in the eyes of his fans. At the most recent TNN Music City News Country Awards, Cyrus won awards for Best Video, Best Single, Best Song and Best Album, as well as Male Artist Of The Year. Maybe there's another "Achy" in there somewhere.

In 2001, Cyrus began playing the lead role on the PAX Network comedy-drama Doc. In 2004, Blender magazine selected Achy Breaky Heart as the magazine's choice for second worst song ever.
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