WATCH: Like Daughter,
Like Father! Billy Ray
Cyrus Releases Hip
Hop-Infused Version of
Billy Ray Cyrus has two crowning achievements: Miley Cyrus and his one-hit wonder, “Achy, Breaky Heart.”
Both came out in 1992—although one, his daughter, has far surpassed the other in significance. So what did he decide to do? Introduce “Achy, Breaky Heart” to twerking—it did, after all, help keep Miley on the map, right?
You’re reading correctly. Almost 22 years after his original single was released—and dominated the country charts—the 52-year-old singer decided to release a hip-hop remix of the song. Yes—you heard that right!
Billy Ray—or BRC, as he’s now known, apparently—created the song with musician Buck 22, who happens to be the son of music legend Dionne Warwick.
Buck’s Twitter profile boasts that he is “the new revolution of country music mixed with hip hop.”
Does that mean it’s a thing now? Does he take requests? Can he add hip hop to a mullet?
Watch the video for yourself: