Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus is releasing a memoir, "Hillbilly Heart," via Amazon's publishing arm. Reuters

Billy Ray Cyrus, father to Miley Cyrus of Hannah Montana fame, has inked a book deal through Amazon's publishing arm.

Hillbilly Heart is scheduled for release in the spring of next year, according to a report from The Associated Press.

You only get one chance to tell your life story, Cyrus said in a statement. This is my chance to set the record straight. I realized that over the years that there have been untruths and misconceptions about me, my music, my life, my family and our dreams. I'm going to lay out the facts starting from Aug. 25, 1961 and work my way to the present, even if it stings a little.

The Achy Breaky Heart singer's book should make for an interesting read. His daughter's fans -- or, perhaps, their concerned parents -- may want to learn more about the man who stood by the young Cyrus during the ups and downs of her career.

He would find himself embroiled in a series of scandals involving his daughter, including the famous Vanity Fair photo shoot that featured the then-15-year-old posing for photographer Annie Leibovitz in a white sheet that left her back bare.

There was also the time she was videotaped dancing suggestively with a much older man - she was 16 at the time. Father defended daughter. It's what people her age do, he said, per a TMZ report.

He would, however, express sadness when she was videotaped smoking from a bong. Salvia, which is legal in California, would be cited as the smoking matter (not marijuana), but not before it caused some seriously bad press for the star.

He tweeted the following: Sorry guys. I had no idea. Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I'm (sic) so sad. There is much beyond my control right now.

The culmination of so many problems, plus an impending divorce from his wife, led to a certain article in GQ magazine in which Cyrus famously dissed Hannah Montana.

I hate to say it, but yes, I do, he told the magazine when asked if he wished the television show had never happened. Yeah. I'd take it back in a second. For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I'd erase it all in a second if I could.

Cyrus later clarified his remarks during an appearance on The View. He said he wasn't upset with the show, the fans, or, perhaps more importantly from a publicity standpoint, with Disney. Instead, he blamed fame as having been a problem. He cited the impending divorce, which he said had since been stopped, as a reason for his vocalness.

Doing an interview when you're mad and scared, it's a whole lot like going to the grocery store when you're hungry, he said. It's not a good idea.

Words from the wise.