Country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus decided it was time to commemorate his time in the singing spotlight with his song Achy Breaky Heart — by turning the viral classic into a rap song!
The singer/actor teamed up with rapper Buck 22 for the collaboration and it is out of this world. It has a funky rap beat and is a rather unique update on the song that made him a household name. You can listen to the track and watch the video below:
Billy Ray recorded the song for his 1992 album Some Gave All after the Oak Ridge Boys declined to use it. It was Billy Ray’s most successful song in his discography and it made line dancing a craze. Obviously, with this rap version of the song, he is trying to relive his glory days.
It features half-naked tape-covered alien chicks who twerk and the concept is just outrageous. It’s like Billy Ray Cyrus just wants to hop back into a time machine and rewind to that fifteen minutes when he was famous for a reason. Despite all of that, it’s still better than anything Kim Kardashian ever put out, so there’s that.
Buck 22 spoke to Rolling Stone about the proposal of a revamped song and Billy Ray’s agreement. He told the publication, “I asked him if he would mind if I could take a crack at remaking ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ and he looked at me for a moment, and said ‘lots of people have tried already, but go for it.’ He didn’t have a clue that I had already gone into the lab and cooked up a demo of what I thought would be a fun EDM/hip hop styled version, which at the time only had a sample from the original of his voice. He liked what he heard and, weeks later, arrived at the session to record this track.”
Do you think he called up his more famous daughter for pointers on the video before it was released? Or is he going to beg her to share the video with her millions of Twitter followers? Have your say on the video in the comments section below.
For the second time after filing for divorce, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus have called it all off again. After having filed for divorce back in 2010, a few months later the duo reconciled. Last month, the filed the paperwork again, but have decided to reconcile once more. Are they confused as to whether or not they want to be together?
A source said, “I spoke to Tish and she told me they both woke up and realized they love each other and decided they want to stay together.”
The spy added, “They recently went into couples therapy, something they hadn’t done in 22 years of being together and it’s brought them closer together and really opened up their communication in amazing ways.”
Things aren’t going so well for Miley Cyrus and her Australian fiance Liam Hemsworth after all. They have been fighting quite a bit lately, despite the fact that she is “totally in love” with him. The problems in their relationship are also causing a rift between the former Disney star and her father Billy Ray.
Insiders have revealed that Miley and Liam do fight and argue “quite a bit”, but how he has been handling the drama is causing Billy Ray to be upset. Liam has just been shutting his phone off when they get into tiffs.
A source said, “That’s so hard on her. It really, really upsets her when she can’t reach Liam, she wonders where he’s at and who he’s with. It’s torture for her and it’s her mom and dad that are left dealing with it.”
It’s said to be “breaking Billy Ray’s heart” to see Miley acting like this, as well. The source added, “It breaks Billy Ray’s heart to see his little girl crying and he blames Liam. Miley is still Billy Ray’s baby, she always will be, so anytime someone hurts her he gets really defensive and over the past few months all the drama with Liam has been a huge emotional rollercoaster for her.”
Miley Cyrus’ parents, Tish and Billy Ray are currently going through a divorce. After what was believed to be trouble with a third party, Miley threatened her father using Twitter. She told him to tell the truth about what was going on between himself and his Chicago co-star Dylis Croman. We haven’t received word as to whether or not her Twitter threat received a reply, but she has since removed the message from the social networking website.
Since all of this divorce drama has unfolded between her parents, Miley has leaned on her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. Following her parents’ split, she and Liam are closer than ever.
Over the last few weeks, Liam is said to have been Miley’s “rock”. Despite their previous relationship problems, they are getting along better than ever now. A source close to the situation revealed to Earsucker.com, “Miley has been especially touched by her Aussie beau’s incredible sensitivity to her and her family as Miley’s parents, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus, head to divorce court. Liam has also made it clear he will not take sides. He wants to remain friends with both Tish and Billy Ray. This whole thing has brought him closer to Miley too.”
We have already told you how Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus are going through a divorce, but apparently there was a bit more to that story than we previously knew of. According to the latest gossip making the rounds in Hollywood, Billy Ray may have been skeeving around behind Tish’s back.
Tish filed the divorce paperwork on June 14th, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. Perhaps she found out something that was practically irreparable that wouldn’t let her take him back?
Previously when they were dealing with the divorce issue, it was rumored that she was cheating with Poison singer Bret Michaels. Now, it’s being said that Billy Ray has been going behind her back with Dylis Croman.
Miley apparently has attempted to reach out to Billy Ray via text message, but was unable to get in touch with him. So, in an effort to reach him, she used the next best thing: Twitter. She took to her official Twitter account to say, “since you won’t reply to my texts I’m giving you an hour to tell the truth or ill tell it for you”.
Billy Ray was working with the woman in the photo above — her name is Dylis Croman. She starred with Billy Ray in the Broadway production of Chicago last year. We’re guessing that perhaps Miley didn’t have to follow through with her threat because Billy Ray finally reached out to him. Stay tuned for the details on that story if they ever become available.