Billy Ray Cyrus, the "Achy Breaky Heart" hitmaker, has decided it's time for a huge life change. Well, at least a name change, anyway. Billy Ray, 55, now wants to change his name officially to just Cyrus.

Miley is cool with what her dad does

Hollywood Life reports that a close Cyrus family insider revealed what Miley thinks about her dad's name change.

“Miley [Cyrus] thinks her dad is hilarious." The insider also reported that the singer really does not care what other people think about the decisions he makes about his life -- a character trait that he appears to have passed on to Miley. So it now appears that Billy Ray wants to join the ranks of other one name musicians such as Cher, Madonna, and Beyonce, to name a few.

Is Billy Ray going through a mid-life crisis?

The name change decision should not come as a major surprise to the Cyrus family fans and news followers. It actually appears to be one of the tamest things that have taken place as far as family news. However, it does appear that the Cyrus family news headlines have slowed down a bit lately, especially since Miley appears to have been tamed a bit after reconciling with fiance Liam Hemsworth.

As previously reported, in March, Miley and her dad caused major uproar across social media after a photo of Miley wearing a white dress, looking all kinds of happy, and a cryptic message was shared by Billy Ray that led thousands to ask if Miley and Liam Hemsworth had secretly married. It was later revealed that Miley and Liam had allegedly not married and that the photo and poppa Cyrus' comment was taken out of context by social media users.

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Billy Ray has now revealed that the decision to change his name to just Cyrus is not a new one, in fact, it is the name he wanted to go by ever since he began his singing career. The singer told Rolling Stone. “I’m going to the hospital where I was born in Bellefonte, Kentucky, and legally changing my name.”

After so many years of being Billy Ray Cyrus, will fans have a hard time growing accustomed to just Cyrus? Who knows, maybe the singer is going through some sort of mid-life crisis and needs an identity boost.

That being said, Cyrus is also debuting a new version of "ABH" that's slower than the original version, with added banjo. What do you think of the name change and the updated reboot of his classic tune?