Miley Cyrus breaks down in tears as she explains her and her dad Billy Ray Cyrus’ views on fame

Miley Cyrus Says She and Country Star Dad Billy Ray Cyrus have “completely different” relationships with fame and success.

In her multi-part tick tock The Hannah Montana graduate opened the series inspired by her new single “Used to be Young.” a video about how she and her father viewed their celebrity status.

“When I was born, my dad had the #1 country song,” Miley Cyrus said, referring to her dad’s 1992 breakout single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” which came out when he was already big was in adulthood. “When I see the numbers, I only see the people behind them enjoying the music, and I just see people in numbers.”

Miley Cyrus then emphasized that fame means more to her father given his upbringing.

“My father grew up unlike me,” she said. “So I think the relationship between me and my dad to fame and success is completely different. The feeling of being loved by a large audience touched him more emotionally than it ever could for me. Making him feel special or important is like healing a childhood wound. And I’ve always felt like a star.”

“It makes me emotional,” Miley Cyrus said before she burst into tears. “I think that’s the difference.”

Billy Ray Cyrus spoke about his childhoodD in a 2011 GQ profile. His father, who played in a gospel band, died of mesothelioma after working in a steel mill. The country music singer also said he felt a lot of shame growing up because he was a child of divorce in Kentucky in the 1960s and felt stigmatized at school when it was revealed he had half-siblings and step-siblings.

“There was always this outsiderness,” he told the magazine.

He had dreamed of becoming a catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, but during a Neil Diamond concert, he had a spiritual awakening and said God told him to buy a guitar. He struggled in Nashville for a decade and almost gave up music entirely before “Achy Breaky Heart” became a hit.

Miley Cyrus expressed her admiration for her dad’s talents on her TikTok series when she watched an old video of him playing guitar and singing to her when she was a kid.

“I have to say I feel like my dad was underrated vocally,” Miley Cyrus said, praising her dad for teaching her how to use her whistles.

“I have a lot of great memories from singing music with my dad,” she added. “And I’m learning and absorbing, and I think I can see my wheels turning and observing his voice and the way he’s using the instrument.”

Rick Schindler

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