Billy Ray Cyrus says he is due for a career makeover and he's taking a couple steps to make that happen.
First, he's recording a new, swampier version of “Achy Breaky Heart” in honor of the song’s 25th anniversary.
Also, he wants us to refer to him solely as“Cyrus” from now on. Here is Cyrus’s explanation, per Rolling Stone:
“After August 25th, I will be the artist formerly known as Billy Ray. I’m just going by my last name Cyrus. 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.”