Billy Ray Cyrus is legally changing his name! His new legal name will be just "Cyrus". I thought perhaps he changed his name because he was "branded" with "Achy Breaky Heart" syndrome.
Tom thought he changed his name trying to distance himself from his daughter Miley due to her wild and crazy ways. This is a quote from Rolling Stone:
"After August 25th, I will be the artist formerly known as Billy Ray. I'm just going by my last name, Cyrus….I'm going to the hospital where I was born in Bellefonte, Kentucky, and legally changing my name."
When he was performing before his first record label deal, he used to use his last name only
I have a friend who changed her last name, because she did not like the one she had. Her name sounded like a bad word.
I am very proud of family name, Palmer. I would consider changing it too if it was a terrible last name though. Any thoughts?