The tune was turned down by the Oak Ridge Boys, then The Marcy Brothers (Kris, Kevin and Kendal Marcy) recorded "Don't Tell My Heart" (Don Von Tress) for their self-titled album in 1991.

The next year Miley's daddy, singer/actor Bill Ray Cyrus issued the album "Some Gave All" and the single "Achy Breaky Heart" (Don Von Tress). It topped the country charts and reached number four on the pop chart.