Miley Cyrus has met many well-known individuals by her personal and her father Billy Ray Cyrus’ musical careers. One of these individuals is Dolly Parton, who even featured as Miley’s “Aunt Dolly” within the Disney collection Hannah Montana. It is broadly recognized how Miley is goddaughter to the Queen of Country – however how did that occur?
Dolly shouldn’t be truly associated to the Cyrus household by blood, however by a detailed familial bond as she was made Miley’s godmother.
In truth, Dolly prefers the time period “fairy godmother” as it’s much less “official”.
This took place due to Dolly’s hyperlink with Miley’s father, nation singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who she met within the 1990s.
The pair initially met when Billy Ray toured with Dolly, quickly after the discharge of his most well-known single, Achey Breaky Heart.
Rather than sparking rumours of them being associated, it as an alternative sparked romance rumours, as Billy Ray revealed in an interview with Closer.
He mentioned: “When I used to be on her tour, there was a headline that she and I had been romantically concerned.
“Dolly regarded me straight within the eyes and mentioned, ‘Honey, that s*** sells records!’”
He added: “I love Dolly. I probably wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without her.”
Asked in a separate interview how Dolly grew to become Miley’s godmother, Billy Ray merely mentioned: “It beats the hell out of me!”
Clearly, regardless of their friendship since their supposed “romance” went south, was sturdy sufficient for Dolly to take up the supply.
The pair even went on to launch a single collectively, Romeo, which grew to become a chart hit within the USA.
Billy Ray’s emotions for Dolly weren’t one-sided both, as Dolly as soon as interviewed her protégé for NBC within the 1990s, the place she named him “one of the nicest, sweetest people you would ever want to meet.”
Their friendship was clearly very deep, a lot in order that it has trickled all the way down to Billy Ray’s daughter, Miley.
Miley was born the yr Achey Breaky Heart got here out, and Billy Ray requested Dolly to be Miley’s godmother, which she accepted.
Since then, Dolly has shared her knowledge and even the stage with different members of the Cyrus household, primarily Miley.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about Dolly, she mentioned: “She teaches people not to judge a book by its cover, or its huge boobs or its big hair.”
Miley even gave a speech about her “fairy godmother” on the MusiCares Person of the Year Award, which honoured Dolly in 2019.
The pair have shared the stage as nicely, with Dolly becoming a member of Miley to sing in the course of the time during which Miley was a choose on The Voice.
And, as soon as once more, these emotions are mutual as Dolly revealed in an interview with Anderson Cooper in 2012.
Speaking about Miley, she mentioned: “I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like but she’s a special gal and I hope she does great in this world.”