Billy Ray Cyrus was bornon 25 August 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S., American, is American singer-songwriter. Any follower of country music would have heard the name of Billy Ray Cyrus. This talent from Tennessee struck gold with his very first album. However, he had to go through a fair share of struggles and rejections before making it to the top. Initially interested in baseball, he started learning the guitar at the age of twenty and he was confident enough to drop out of college in order to pursue a career in music. After refining his skills and furthering his reputation by performing in local clubs, his opening act for the iconic country singer Reba McEntire got him his first recording contract. Soon, his debut album followed, which propelled him into instant stardom. His intermingling of country music with rock, coupled with his singing, his on-stage charisma and his good looks made him the toast of the nation. However, the album’s success also led to sky-high expectations from his subsequent albums, which he couldn’t live up to. With his music career on a downward spiral, Cyrus smartly turned his focus to acting and was cast in a TV show, ‘Doc’. He has been alternating between making music and acting ever since. In an industry where excesses are the order of the day, Cyrus has retained his humility and morals and continues to be an inspiration to several aspiring musicians.