Even the most country-fearing music listener can confidently hum along with Billy Ray Cyrus’ early '90s smash “Achy Breaky Heart.” The certified-platinum 1992 ear worm, which can (and should) also be thanked for re-invigorating line dancing and mullets, spawned multiple covers and became a defining song of the decade. 25 years after its release, Cyrus is reexamining its magic.
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Cyrus recently released several new recordings of the song, including a collaboration with Caballo Dorado, whose 1995 cover (translated to “No Rompas Mas Mi Corazon”) went onto become the Mexican band's breakthrough hit. He's also teamed up with Latin artist Jencarlos for a reggaeton version.
Cyrus sat down with AXS to discuss the seminal song and reveal what’s next (spoiler: it involves a legal name change). Check it out above.