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You might not know this, but long before Hannah Montana, there was another Cyrus.  His name was Billy Ray.

He gave us one of the biggest songs of 1992, “Achy Breaky Heart.”

Now Billy Ray Cyrus is changing his name.  Or maybe just shortening it.  From now on he wants to be known as Cyrus.

The artist formerly known as Billy Ray told Rolling Stone, “I always went by Cyrus, and I begged Mercury Records to call me Cyrus in the beginning because that’s what I was comfortable with.  I’m going to the hospital where I was born in Bellefonte, Kentucky, and legally changing my name.”

First there was Elvis, Cher, Prince, Madonna, Beyonce, Adele…and now Cyrus!

Oh, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Achy Breaky Heart, Cyrus has re-recorded it and re-released it.  You can hear it here:

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