Billy Ray tells us why he did it

Billy Ray Cyrus achy breaky 2

Billy Ray Cyrus recently twerked his way through Achy Breaky 2, the rap remix of his two-decade old hit (and butt of many a joke) Achy Breaky Heart.  

Okay, Billy Ray didn't actually twerk, but many of the half-naked aliens around him did. 

Despite some of his long-time fans being angry at this newest musical turn of events, Billy Ray says he's just having fun … oh, and taking his daughter, twerker-extraordinaire, Miley Cyrus' advice. 

"I'm just in a place right now where I'm just making the arts. I'm just doing what I'm doing because I'm a singer, songwriter, musician that loves many styles of music and many different things," he tells Broadway

He goes on to say, "Recently Miley had said to me, 'If the world says go left, go right,' and I looked at her and I said, 'You know what? I'm gonna take your advice on that.'"

So yeah, he definitely went left on this one. You do have to give Billy Ray credit, though, for lasting this long. Who thought 20 years ago that he'd still be around making music today? Makes me wonder what he'll do for the song's 40th anniversary. 

If you missed the Achy Breaky 2 video when it came out, you can watch it here. You can also listen to the rest of Broadway's interview with Cyrus below.