Monday, May 13, 2013

Hillbilly Heart by Billy Ray Cryus


Hailing from small-town Kentucky, Billy Ray Cyrus is an American country music singer/songwriter who helped to make country music an international sensation. His album Some Gave All has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling debut album of all time for a solo male artist. In addition to his music career, Cyrus starred in the TV series Doc from 2001 to 2004 and co-starred in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus.

My Review

Recently while at the library, I saw the book, Hillbilly Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus, in the new release section.  We all know who he is, however, I was curious if his memoir was full of fluff or actual truth about his life.

After reading the book, I can honestly say that I was impressed with how truthful he was.  It was refreshing to see someone not blame everyone else for the things that happened in their life.  He was very candid about how his life involved drugs, alcohol, and many other things. 

He does mention other celebrities in this book. I understand why he mentioned them.  It's a part of his life.  It would be odd if he didn't.  I've read other reviews where people think that is tacky.  However, considering the profession he is in, it makes sense he did cross paths with the celebrities he mentioned.

His book is from the heart, easy to read, and a must read for anyone.  Regardless if you are a country music fan or not. 

At no time in the book does he try to put on a fa├žade.  He's honest, to the point, and as he says, just a boy from Kentucky.

This book is definitely a recommended read!

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