Billy Ray Cyrus Opens up to Extra About Miley, Music, and His Marriage


"Extra's" special correspondent Alecia Davis sat down with Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of Miley Cyrus who opened up about his celebrity daughter, his music and his marriage. To read the full report, click here.

Billy Ray commented on his daughter Miley's recent hair cut and engagement, which have both gotten a lot of press lately. Billy Ray said he thinks Miley's hair is, "Beautiful, it's perfect." As far as her engagement goes Alecia asked, "Were you shocked she got engaged?" Billy Ray said, "No not at all." Alecia then asked, "Did he ask for permission?" Cyrus said, "He'd brought it up a couple times. We love Liam, so he's got our blessings, long as they're happy that's all that matters." He went on to gush over Liam, "I think Liam's got a good heart, he's a smart young man, extremely talented, most importantly, he's a good person."

Billy Ray is keeping busy these days, he has a new album and a role on Broadway in the hit musical "Chicago." Billy's new album, "Change My Mind," is a return to bluegrass and his southern rock roots. Billy said, "I consider myself a hillbilly lyricist. "

The "Achey Breaky Heart" star knows all about love and relationships. He's back together with wife Tish after the pair hit a rough patch. "A year or so ago, I was in New York City and just looking at how crazy my life had spun out of control… sometimes you've got to step up to the plate, say 'I'm the dad' and you pull your family together."

You can catch Billy Ray in "Chicago" until December 23rd.