Miley Cyrus is just finding her place says Dolly Parton. The country music icon, who just happens to be Miley’s godmother, said that folks just need to back off and let the 20 year-old popstar find “her own place.” The 67 year-old singing legend also said that it was her belief that her goddaughter knew exactly what she was doing.
The former Hannah Montana star has been trending ever since her controversial live performance on the MTV VMA program in August this year. Shortly after that the popstar appeared naked in her Wrecking Ball music video. As Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter and star of the Disney television program Hannah Montana, Miley has been exposed to show business for most of her childhood. Now that she is growing up, she is just finding her place in the industry, Dolly Parton explains.
Billy Ray is close to Dolly Parton and she was made Miley Cyrus’ godmother when she was born. Dolly watched the youngster grow up and she maintains that the young singer is much smarter than anyone realizes. The country star spoke to the UK publication the London Evening Standard about her goddaughter and just how talented she really is.
Dolly knows all about image and the public’s perception of entertainers. She herself has maintained an overblown image for years. Parton always had the biggest wigs; most makeup; longest nails and biggest boobs of any country singer in the business. The iconic performer has always said that she worked hard at looking cheap and her image has often been referred to as “trashy glamor.”
It would not be too hard to believe that Miley is just emulating Dolly in a more modern setting. Back when Parton was rising through the ranks of country music, her look was distinctive. That combined with her business acumen and positive – not to mention downright cheerful – attitude made for an impressive act. The woman also wrote songs that were hits not just for her, but almost anyone who sang them.
Dolly Parton has probably forgotten more about the music business than most people will ever learn. If her take on Miley is that she is talented, smart and a great singer on top of being a capable songwriter, we believe her.
Miley Cyrus is just finding her own place in life; “spreading her wings” and, according to Dolly Parton, learning how to fly her own way. Parton insists that the young entertainer is attempting to find her place in the world and in the music business. Dolly says that she has never needed to give Miley any career advice.
There have been times in the past where Miley has come to her godmother for advice, but, Dolly says that she would never give it unless Cyrus asked for her opinion. The country singer/songwriter says that she would never just call Miley and tell her what to do. Nor would she call her to ask her why she has been doing things the way she has.
Dolly says that Miley knows exactly what she is doing. She also said that because Cyrus is so “gifted” she would love to do a collaboration with her. Parton added that being young is not easy. She may be 67 years-old, but, she remembers what it was like. She said that sometimes it felt as though you had to “sacrifice” your soul just to make things happen.
Miley Cyrus is just finding her own place says Dolly Parton. She may be making a career change that not many are happy about. Her fans can relax because Dolly Parton says that her goddaughter is just spreading her wings and she knows exactly what she is doing. Basically even Miley can relax because her legendary godmother has got her back.
By Michael Smith