Celebrities everywhere are remembering their shared memories with former 41st President, George H.W. Bush. The President passed away on November 30, at age 94 in his Houston home. While his legacy is one that will live on for years to come, some of Nashville’s stars are recalling the times cherished most with him. One country singer, in particular, got a personal letter from Bush himself and it’s a must-see.
His Career Breaking Hit
Flashback to 1992 when young Billy Ray Cyrus was just getting his first album, Some Gave All, onto the country charts. Following the album’s quick success, the young singer released his most successful single “Achy Breaky Heart” the same year. The famous tune reached No. 1 on the charts and quickly became an international success. The song remains Cyrus’ biggest hit single to date.
Stamp Of Approval
As fans went into a craze over the heartbreak hit, one country lovin’ politician found himself in the same boat. On October 1, 1992, Cyrus received a letter from the 41st President himself. Bush kindly thanked Cyrus for an autographed photo that the singer signed for Bush and his wife, Barbara. The President even congratulated Cyrus on his big CMA award win.
“I have a tape of “Achy Breaky Heart” and agree with the judges — it’s a hit!”
In another photo uploaded by Cyrus, he recalls “one of the proudest days” of his life. President Bush awarded the singer the Medal of Artistic Excellence for his Some Gave All album. Featured in the photo is Don Von Tress, Cyrus’ dad, Bob Hope, and President H.W. Bush.
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Looking back at one of the proudest days of my life. Surrounded by Don Von Tress, my dad, Bob Hope, and President George H.W. Bush. He presented me the Medal of Artistic Excellence for #SomeGaveAll. Mr. President, you gave all to this great country. Thoughts and prayers to loved ones.
As the world mourns the loss of George H.W. Bush, it’s beautiful to keep his spirit alive through memories like these. May he rest in peace.
Check out the personal note written from George H.W. Bush to Billy Ray Cyrus below.