Country Pop Bites: Billy Ray Cyrus – October 17
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus performed the national anthem at the World Series?
It's true! The Braves beat the Blue Jays, 3-1. The Atlanta Journal says: "Unofficially, it was the first time the pelvic thrust was brought into 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for a World Series game"
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Billy Ray Cyrus.
- 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.
- He became serious about acting in 2001 and was cast as Gene the Pool Man in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
- He 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, he appeared with daughter Miley on Disney's Hannah Montana, which ran for four seasons.