Billy Ray Cyrus will soon be honored by his beloved home state of Kentucky as he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018.
“It’s been a long journey since those days of growing up in Flatwoods, Kentucky,” said Cyrus. “For me, getting the chance to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame just brings it all full circle.”
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry in Kentucky and around the world. Cyrus will join the ranks of artists such as Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe and the Osborne Brothers.
Cyrus was born in Flatwoods Kentucky where he first picked a six-string guitar and developed a passion for music. After getting his big break opening for Reba McEntire in Louisville, Kentucky, Cyrus landed his first record deal. Twenty-five ‘Achy Breaky’ years and 16 top-40 hits later, the rest has been history.
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame is excited to announce of new group of inductees from all across the state and represent a wide array of talents. Cyrus will be honored alongside Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, Dale Ann Bradley, Bobby Lewis and David “Stringbean” Akeman. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018 at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky.
Cyrus is currently on tour, starring in CMT’s “Still The King” and will be releasing a new album titled Set the Record Straight on November 11. For more information, visit billyraycyrus.com.
BILLY RAY CYRUS ON TOUR:
Aug. 12 Edgewater Hotel Casino Resort – Laughlin, Nev.
Aug. 19 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
Sept. 08 Rockin’ Country Music Festival – Taylor, Mich.
Sept. 09 Hard Rock Live – Northfield, Ohio
Sept. 22 Lancaster Performing Arts Center – Lancaster, Calif.
Sept. 23 Lewis Family Playhouse – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Oct. 12 Coeur d’Alene Casino – Worley, Idaho
Oct. 13 Snoqualmie Casino – Snoqualmie, Wash.
Oct. 14 Spirit Mountain Casino – Grand Ronde, Ore.
Oct. 21 Crystal Grand Theatre – Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
.@billyraycyrus announced as a 2018 inductee to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame!
ABOUT BILLY RAY CYRUS:
Billy Ray Cyrus continues captivating audiences with his distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage presence. Throughout the course of nearly three decades, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, Kentucky native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album charts at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. Some Gave All also went on to sell 9 million copies. Along the way, Cyrus charted 35 singles, 16 of which are Top 40 hits, including “Could’ve Been Me,” “Where’m Gonna Live When I Get Home,” “She’s Not Cryin,” “Some Gave All,” “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” and many more. Recently, he re-recorded “Achy Breaky Heart” in Muscle Shoals to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Cyrus has also enjoyed a successful career as an actor, most notably in cable series “Doc,” and in the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus. Today, Cyrus stars in CMT’s “Still The King” and is recording new music while playing to live audiences across North America. For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus and his upcoming projects, visit BillyRayCyrus.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.