Country Music Star Billy Ray Cyrus is GAC's Artist of the Month

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Fans can read exclusive interview, vote for Billy Ray Cyrus' new video on GAC Top 20 Country Countdown, enjoy a trivia game and more.

Billy Ray Cyrus, who burst on to the country music scene in 1992 with Achy Breaky Heart, almost called an end to his musical career last year, following the release of his album Wanna Be Your Joe. Cyrus, who is GAC's Artist of the Month for August, tells he thought long and hard about hanging up his guitar.

"I felt like with Joe I had done everything I wanted to do. It was such a fun record, I thought 'I'll just stop here,'" Cyrus says in the exclusive interview.

Now, Cyrus is celebrating new successes, musically and personally. His 10th CD, Home At Last, released July 24 on Walt Disney Records, debuted at No. 3 on the country music charts in its first week, selling 28,000 copies. Cyrus tells he feels rejuvenated by the enthusiasm of a new generation of Billy Ray Cyrus fans.

"I thought, 'There are people out there that want to listen to what you have to say,'" he says.

Fans can read the full text of Billy Ray Cyrus' interview on, and can vote for his new video, Ready, Set, Don't Go, on GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown. The Artist of the Month package also includes a trivia contest, lots of a new photos and a song-by-song rundown of the story behind the music of each cut on the new album.

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