Billy Ray Cyrus will soon be honored by his home state of Kentucky as he is set to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018.
“It’s been a long journey since those days of growing up in Flatwoods, Kentucky,” said Cyrus. “For me, getting the chance to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame just brings it all full circle.”
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry in Kentucky and around the world. Cyrus will join the ranks of artists such as Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe and the Osborne Brothers.
Cyrus was born in Flatwoods Kentucky, after getting his big break opening for Reba McEntire in Louisville, Kentucky, Cyrus landed his first record deal. Twenty-five ‘Achy Breaky’ years and 16 top-40 hits later.
Cyrus will be honored alongside Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, Dale Ann Bradley, Bobby Lewis and David “Stringbean” Akeman. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018 at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky.
Cyrus is currently on tour, starring in CMT’s “Still The King” and will be releasing a new album titled Set the Record Straight on Nov. 11. For more information, visit billyraycyrus.com.