BILLY RAY CYRUS JUGGLES FAME AND FAMILY IN THE NEW CMT SPECIAL "BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST" PREMIERING NOVEMBER 24
NASHVILLE – November 7, 2007 – Fifteen years after “Achy, Breaky Heart” made him an international sensation, Billy Ray Cyrus struggles to balance the obligations of fame and family in BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST, premiering Saturday, November 24 at 9:30-10:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. The four-part special follows Cyrus as he navigates Hollywood, a whirlwind tour, and the sensibilities that come with being dad to pop phenom Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.”
As a fulltime dad, singer, songwriter and actor, Cyrus is forced to make some tough decisions along the way, which include spending long stretches of time away from his family. BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST is a candid, inside look at how the country music star manages his career and family responsibilities. The CMT special finds him preparing to head out on tour, trying to please his fans and fighting to spend time with his family, including his daughter Miley who is also on tour.
In 1992, Cyrus took the country world by storm with the breakout single, “Achy, Breaky Heart,” which drove his debut album Some Gave All to sell more than nine million copies. The multi-platinum superstar has released 10 albums and held multiple chart toppers, including “Could’ve Been Me” and “Busy Man.” His TV work includes starring roles on the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley, the Pax series “Doc,” and he was featured in ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Cyrus’ latest single from his Walt Disney Records album Home At Last, “Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” is a duet with his daughter, Miley.
BILLY RAY CYRUS: HOME AT LAST is produced by Bischoff Hervey Entertainment with Jason Hervey and Eric Bischoff (creators/executive producers of hit series “Scott Baio is 45 and… Single” on VH1) serving as executive producers. Bob Kusbit and Melanie Moreau serve as executive producers for CMT.
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