The View: Billy Ray Cyrus Hillbilly Heart & Miley Cyrus Engagement?

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The View: Billy Ray Cyrus

From topping the charts with a mullet and an “Achy Breaky Heart” to parenting a pop star for a new generation, Billy Ray Cyrus has quite a story to tell in his book, Hillbilly Heart.

The View: Billy Ray Cyrus Achy Breaky Heart

The View: Billy Ray Cyrus Hillbilly Heart & Miley Cyrus Engagement?

On The View, Billy Ray Cyrus told stories from his memoir, Hillbilly Heart, which chronicles his life from Kentucky childhood and early career success. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

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It has been more than 20 years since “Achy Breaky Heart” was a hit. Joy Behar mocked Cyrus’s unkempt appearance, which he seemed to joke was about supporting veterans. But then he admitted he is getting ready for a movie role.

The View: Hillbilly Heart Review

His memoir, Hillbilly Heart, talks about his Kentucky childhood and dreams of playing baseball. On the field, he was a catcher, but a voice inside him led him to a guitar.

“It’s that feeling within, a gut instinct,” he said, that inspired him to get a guitar start a band. He said that he feels he was inspired by his religious faith.

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The View: Achy Breaky Heart

Sherri Shepherd said she felt strangely connected with the music of “Achy Breaky Heart.” Cyrus said there was also a religious version of the song in which “Jesus can mend your achy breaky heart.”

The song’s original title was “Don’t Tell My Heart,” but Cyrus convinced everyone to tweak it a little bit.

The View: Billy Ray Cyrus & Dolly Parton

Cyrus is working on developing his acting chops, and he is learning some new skills from his stage work. He said that he does try to prepare for his characters well in advance and show up on the set inhabiting his role.

He dismissed tabloid rumors of a past relationship between Cyrus and Dolly Parton. When the story was in the news, he had never even met the country star.

The View: Billy Ray Cyrus Goals

Cyrus talks in the book about using notes to inspire himself and work toward his goals, which guest host Maria Menounos compared to the techniques of The Secret.

“A problem clearly defined is half solved,” Cyrus said. “It’s important to stay focused on where you want to go.”

Writing his memoir has helped him do that in a larger way by reflecting on his life so far.

The View: Miley Cyrus Engagement?

Are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth still engaged or not? Cyrus did not have anything to say on the topic, because “that’s their business.” Does that mean he doesn’t know if they are still engaged?

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