- Released: March 24, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Mercury Nashville
- 1.Achy Breaky Heart
- 2.Some Gave All
- 3.Could've Been Me
- 4.She's Not Cryin' Anymore
- 5.Wher'm I Gonna Live?
- 6.In The Heart Of A Woman
- 7.Somebody New
- 8.Words By Heart
- 9.It's All The Same To Me
- 10.Busy Man
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Producers: Joe Scaife, Jim Cotton, Keith Stegall, John Kelton.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded between 1992 & 1998. Includes liner notes by Robyn Flans.
Liner Note Author: Robyn Flans.
Photographers: Peter Nash ; Dean Dixon .
To some, Billy Ray Cyrus is merely a one-hit wonder, scoring nothing of note after "Achy Breaky Heart" ruled the airwaves. That, of course, is not true, and he continued to have hits throughout the '90s -- nothing as big as "Achy Breaky Heart," to be sure, but he had 14 other charting country singles that decade before leaving Mercury. His installment of 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection doesn't have all those hits, but neither did the previous Cyrus collection, 1997's The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover. In fact, even though this has only ten songs compared to that collection's 12, this has more hits. Every track here was a hit, and there's not a major tune missing, which makes this a far better bargain than the previous Cyrus collection, and one that's not likely to be bettered anytime soon. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine