Without the mullet, the achy-breaky heart, the Hannah Montana, we would have never experienced what we saw in 2013 as Miley Cyrus had Billy Ray's mullet rolling over in its grave.

On January 3rd, 1991 Billy Ray Cyrus was signed to Mercury Records, his first record deal, setting the wheels in motion that culminated with Miley twerking her way into our hearts at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Back in 1991, however, Billy Ray Cyrus was just a small town boy done good, and both Flatlands and Ashland, Kentucky declared the day Billy Ray Cyrus day.  His mullet received the key to the city.