Cyrus performing in Chicago, 2008
February 24, 1989 |
Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.
|Origin||Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop rock, emo, alternative rock, synthpop, electro|
|Occupations||Vocalist, guitarist, songwriter|
|Associated acts||Metro Station, Ashland HIGH|
|Website||Trace Cyrus on Myspace|
Trace Dempsey Cyrus (born February 24, 1989) is an American musician. He was the former guitarist, songwriter and vocalist of Metro Station before the band broke up. Currently, he is the owner of a clothing company called From Backseats to Bedrooms. Cyrus is the son of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. He is the older brother of Miley Cyrus, Braison Cyrus, and Noah Cyrus, and the younger brother of Brandi Cyrus.
Cyrus was born in Ashland, Kentucky. Cyrus's mother is Leticia "Tish" Finley Cyrus. His biological father is Baxter Neal Helson, but he was adopted by Billy Ray Cyrus. He spent his school holidays touring and performing with Billy Ray. He has a younger sister, Miley, who starred in the Disney Channel original television series Hannah Montana. In an interview with MTV, he discussed recording with Miley: "Actually, I'm going to sing on one of the tracks on her next album. I can't say much about it right now, but we will be collaborating." Cyrus has many tattoos on his arms and chest, including the words "stay gold" tattooed on his knuckles, much of which he showed off for PETA's "Ink Not Mink" anti-fur campaign in 2012. In 2006, he worked at a shopping mall in Burbank, California and dropped out of La Cañada High School.
Cyrus was a guitarist and vocalist in the pop rock band Metro Station. He started the band with Mason Musso in early 2006 when their mothers set them up to do a jam together, since Musso's brother Mitchel is a Hannah Montana cast member. Columbia Records signed the band after an intern at the record label saw their MySpace page. He appeared with Musso on MTV's Total Request Live on June 9, 2008. Their band along with The Maine were the two special guest acts on the 2008 Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour, co-headlined by Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte. Metro Station parted ways in early 2010.
In early 2010, Cyrus formed his latest band, Ashland HIGH. Cyrus is featured on vocals and guitar on the single entitled "French Kiss". He has said that he is at work on his album, which is being produced in his condo. and has released demos of his 2 new songs "Break It Down" and "Pretty Girls" on his band's MySpace page.
In 2006, Cyrus co-wrote a song called "Country Music Has the Blues" on Billy Ray's 2006 album Wanna Be Your Joe. The song features guest appearances by Loretta Lynn and George Jones. In 2008, he featured in a song called "Hovering" on Miley's album, Breakout in the Deluxe Edition. Also in 2008, he appeared in the music video for the song "Somebody Said a Prayer" for the lead single for Billy Ray's album, Back to Tennessee. In 2010, he was featured in the song, "Alive" for Billy Ray's band, Brother Clyde. In 2013, he was featured in a remix version of the song "Dat Boi" by Millionaires.
On October 14, 2011, Cyrus announced that he was engaged to actress Brenda Song. In June 2012, Cyrus announced that the couple had ended their relationship,  however they reunited in January 2013. 
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