Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 1, 2005

Doc is the best show on TV. Why are they taking it off?
—Carolyn A., Texas

"We did four years, 88 episodes, and it was time to move on to something different," says Billy Ray Cyrus, star of the PAX show. "I felt that what I was wanting to accomplish—to bring a TV show that families could watch together, that represented hope, love and faith—seemed to be fulfilled." The native of Flatwoods, Ky. (pop. 7,605), became a huge sensation in 1992 with his first single, Achy Breaky Heart, and continued to record hit songs throughout the decade. He currently is in the studio working on a record, "making the best music I've ever made in my entire life," with hopes of having a CD out by fall. Cyrus, 43, also is looking at his future options—television, film and maybe even Broadway—while he enjoys some down time at home near Nashville, Tenn., with Tish, his wife of 11 years, and his kids—Brandi, 18, Trace, 16, Miley, 12, Braison, 10, and Noah, 5, who portrayed Gracie on Doc. "Right now, I'm enjoying making music, being a husband, father, musician, singer/songwriter, just enjoying life," he says.