Billy Ray Cyrus signs book deal with Amazon

Billy Ray Cyrus signs book deal with Amazon

Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest celebrity to sign up with Amazon.com.

The singer of 'Achy Breaky Heart' and father of Miley Cyrus has a memoir, Hillbilly Heart, coming in 2013.

Amazon.com, which has been aggressively expanding its publishing operation, announced on Thursday that Cyrus would discuss with "great candour" everything from his early years to life as the parent of a teen superstar.

Cyrus and his daughter starred together in the hit TV series Hannah Montana.

Others with Amazon deals include actress-director Penny Marshall and actor James Franco. Those books, however, will not be available everywhere. Barnes & Noble Inc announced earlier this week that it would not stock releases from its rival retailer.

AP


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