You can call Billy Ray Cyrus anything you want -- he just wants you to crank the music.
He says a comment he made to a publication -- in which he said he was changing his name to simply Cyrus -- got blown out of proportion.
"Okay, here's the truth. You can call me Billy, you can call me Billy Ray Cyrus or just Cyrus. I don't care. I'll respond. The main thing is, just turn the music up. Don't even worry. I'll be Billy Ray forever. That's just the way it is."
When the supposed name change story exploded, his mother became upset since he's named after his grandfather. He says he'd never do anything to hurt his mama.
- It's amazing how quickly things get blown out of proportion.
- He's celebrating the 25th anniversary of his monster hit, "Achy Breaky Heart," with three new versions of the song.
- He's got new music coming out soon.