He recently revealed regrets over his daughter starring in hit Disney show Hannah Montana.
And it seems Billy Ray's words have touched a nerve with young singer Miley Cyrus.
Although the eighteen-year-old refused to comment a source told People magazine: "Miley is upset. She's very hurt and angry."
A friend of 49-year-old Billy Ray explained why the star felt the need to speak out about his family: "Maybe he can't get the message of how much they mean to him across, and this is the way to do it."
The country singer told People he realised his comments were "explosive and unintentionally so" but that he is also focused on mending his family.
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