Billy Ray Cyrus is officially changing his name

goss 01/05/2017

Fans of Billy Ray Cyrus and his 'Achy Breaky Heart' will have to get used to calling him something different later on this year, as the country star has started the process of legally changing his name!

The father of former Disney star Miley Cyrus has recently announced his plans to ditch the first part of his name and go just by 'Cyrus'.

He said, “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.”

It's clearly been on his mind for a while, so it's great to see 'Cyrus' following through with his choice!

Source: HelloGiggles