William Ray Cyrus was born into the world on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky to Ron and Ruth Ann Cyrus. His father was a politician, his grandfather a Pentecostal preacher. But Billy Ray had a dark secret – he was left-handed.
With the help of his fathers political connections and grandfathers connections with God, Billy Ray’s first album out the gate was a monster success. Some Gave All catapulted to the #1 spot. The wonderfully maned country boy was living his dream.
America, blinded by the excitement of this rising star, whole heartedly embraced Achy Breaky Heart, the lead single. And then something sinister happened. Something that to this day still hides in the shadows and corners of middle America.