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Billy Ray Cyrus Clears Up Name Change

Billy Ray says a comment he made about changing his name to simply Cyrus -- got blown out of proportion.

"Okay, here's the truth. You can call me Billy, you can call me Billy Ray Cyrus or just Cyrus. I don't care. I'll respond. The main thing is, just turn the music up. Don't even worry. I'll be Billy Ray forever. That's just the way it is."

When the supposed name change story exploded, his mother became upset since he's named after his grandfather. He says he'd never do anything to hurt his mama.

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