Subtract the Billy Ray from Billy Ray Cyrus, and what have you got?
The country singer and father of Miley Cyrus revealed in a Rolling Stone interview that come August, he’ll be shortening his moniker to just plain Cyrus.
“After August 25th, I will be the artist formerly known as Billy Ray. I’m just going by my last name Cyrus,” he told the magazine. “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.”
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The artist, who also appeared in “Hannah Montana” with his daugther, reposted congratulations on the impending name change from fans on his Twitter feed.
Cyrus also has released a new 25th anniversary version of his hit “Achy Breaky Heart,” with Spanish and electronic dance versions ready to roll out soon.