Country Pop Bites: Billy Ray Cyrus – March 19
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2007 Billy Ray Cyrus was told by a judge on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" he looks "like a crazy bear lost in a swamp?"
It's true! Also on the episode: dance pro Julianne Hough, former McCartney bride Heather Mills and 'N Sync alumnus Joey Fatone.
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Billy Ray Cyrus.
- He began singing as a kid with his dad's Crownsmen gospel quartet.
- He attended Georgetown College on a baseball scholarship, but quit to form a bar band called Sly Dog.
- His 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.
- His debut album Some Gave All spent 17 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, the most for any debut album.
- In 1995, he became the first recipient of the Bob Hope Congressional Medal of Honor Society Entertainer's Award for his support of Vietnam veterans.