Billy Ray Cyrus: A Natural Born Singer and Songwriter Sings From His Heart

Written and Photography by Nikki Artale

Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved success as an entertainer, singer, actor, songwriter and a philanthropist throughout the last three decades. He has sold millions of albums, charted 44 singles and garnered triple platinum status in Australia for his 1990s hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” 



Billy Ray was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky and his family had a musical background. His father Ron Cyrus was a gospel singer in The Crownsmen, his mother Ruthie played piano, and his grandfather Papaw Castro played the fiddle. All this talent has been passed onto his children. He is proud of his celebrity kids and especially his daughter Miley Cyrus who starred in Disney’s “Hannah Montana” and his father/daughter duet “Butterfly Fly Away” 

Billy Ray has a new project in the works including a new CTM television series “Still the King” playing a washed up country star. He also has a new album “Cyrus” out. I have been a fan since the 1990s and I can still remember when he made “Achy Breaky Heart” famous. He was like another Elvis and everyone loved him.

It was very exciting to see Billy Ray a few months ago at the Red Rock Hotel Casino and hear him play his guitar and hear his wonderful voice. He writes and lives the music. He is still the handsome man as I remembered.

Billy Ray Cyrus will be back to perform in Las Vegas at Stoney’s Rockin Country on September 22 and November 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show time is 9 p.m. Stoney’s Rockin Country  is located in Town Square, 8611 Las Vegas Blvd. S. For more information, visit

Come and see Billy Ray Cyrus and show him some love. For more about Billy, visit

Nikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and is a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

Aside from her lengthy experience in the entertainment industry she is also a successful Real Estate broker with 30 years of professional and dedicated services. She serves the greater Las Vegas area and has an in depth knowledge of the real estate housing market. She prides herself in giving excellent service to buyers and sellers with 100 percent of her time. You can contact her with the information below for any questions, comments or requests of services. 


If you are Buying or Selling, go to her real estate site to search the MLS for listings: 

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