On the eighteenth of July, nineteen ninety-two, Achy Breaky Heart reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Billy Ray Cyrus became a number one hit in country music.
The cross-effect of this infectious melody helped propel country music into the mainstream.
In this performance, Billy Ray arrives at the Paramount Theater in a classic Cadillac limousine. When he gets out of the car, he is surrounded by many women trying to touch him. He plays his acoustic guitar with his left hand for screaming fans, swaying his hips.
The crowd is electrified, and they perform a line dance to the song. Billy Ray joins in the fun by dancing all over the stage. He is full of energy, alternating guitar playing with dancing, like Elvis Reborn.
“Achy Breaky Heart” was written by Don Von Tress in nineteen ninety and was first released by The Marcy Brothers. Nevertheless, Billy Ray’s recording achieved unprecedented success on his debut album “Some Given All”.
It was the first country single to receive platinum status since Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ “Islands in the Stream”. The single was a success in many countries.
This tune may even have saved country music, because it sparked a new interest in the genre among young listeners. Billy Ray Cyrus achieved success thanks to the popular Disney show “Hannah Montana” with the participation of his daughter Miley Cyrus. ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ was an undeniable force of nature that swept across the country in nineteen ninety-two.