Celebrity Mail Bag: Billy Ray Cyrus Admits He Never Did the ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ Dance (VIDEO)

Wes Ferguson | January 17, 2012 - 5:45 pm

With more serious topics on hand like the upcoming elections, Billy Ray Cyrus was still game to talk about “Achy Breaky Heart”– admitting he never actually learned the famous boot-stomping dance that went with the tune! 

“I’ve never done the Achy Breaky dance,” he says. “I did invent one of the moves,” but “invent is probably a very loose term,” he jokes. “I have a little signature in there, but to this day, I couldn’t stand up and do the dance.”

The megahit is still his best-known song (although he’s had several successful albums since). Natch, a younger generation knows him for another reason — as the star of Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus!

Billy Ray also tells a very touching story about being on set with his daughter when his dad passed. 

“My dad had these mini-mottos, this one in particular stood out at the time — he always said ‘the show must go on,'” so they sang a song in his honor. 

When asked about his song “We The People,” he reveals that its all about the power of the voters — watch the video to see why he calls it the most important election in our history!