Oh, Miley Cyrus. How you intrigue us and how you entertain us. From the day you scored the role of Hannah Montana with Disney, we knew there was something special there and you have more than proven our cases over the span of your fame. With the MTV VMA‘s airing tonight with you as the host, we take this time to thank you, applaud you, and celebrate you.
Let’s take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?
Once upon a time, there was a precious pre-teen named Destiny Hope Cyrus, but she went by the name of Miley because she was always smiling.
One day little Miley auditioned for the small role of Hannah Montana, a pop singer who strives to maintain normalcy by living a secret double life. Miley scored the role, which also put her dad’s “achy, breaky heart” back in the good graces of the entertainment biz, and the rest, as they say, is history.
No, really. It’s history. And we are pretty willing to bet that Miley would agree.
However, before she slammed the door on her Disney past, she had some father/daughter business to tend to.
No, but actually, the two teamed up for a rather touching song that was the lead single off Billy Ray Cyrus‘s tenth studio album, Home at Last. “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” gave the co-stars in life and on the big and small screens a chance to take on country radio as a pair; and they did so swimmingly, having peaked at Number 4 on the charts.
So, for a short bit of time, country music was able to claim some form of ownership over Miley, which also extended to her Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack (Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift). And then …
Perhaps she went from country to rock ‘n’ ball, but we still feel a little bit of kinship when it comes to Miley. She is genetically predisposed to being a country girl and she does come from country music roots. Hey, you never know … maybe an album in the genre will come soon enough.
No worries, Miley. We will support you, whatever you do. We will also envy you from afar, as you have, indeed, lived the very best of both worlds.