Miley Cyrus talking about Dolly Parton makes us want to be Dolly's goddaughter too

Starting a support group for people who aren't Dolly's godchildren.
September 11, 2020 9:22 a.m. EST
September 14, 2020 2:47 p.m. EST
Everybody has their own tastes in music, and rivalries amongst musicians pop up often, but the one thing every music fan can agree on is that Dolly Parton is the Greatest Of All Time (and we will fight anyone who says otherwise). She’s talented; she’s funny; she’s smart as a whip; and no one knows how to do big hair, big costumes, and, er, big “assets” like Dolly.  The “9-5” country crooner has mentored many up-and-coming artists, like her own goddaughter Miley Cyrus, who spoke (AGAIN) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (weeknights at 11:33ET on CTV2) about the joy of growing up with Dolly by her side.“One thing I always say about Dolly is: they say don’t meet your heroes, but that doesn’t apply to her,” the “Midnight Sky” singer said via video-chat. “When you meet her, she’s like as incredible as you would have ever dreamed. She’s even better.”
Sitting on an actual throne (as one does) designed by Peter Shire, Miley revealed that bringing Dolly once to a table read of Hannah Montana showed her just what an effervescent Queen her godmother really is.“Table reads—you sit around everybody, it’s no taping that day so I was only 15,” Miley explained. “I had like zit cream all over my face and my pajamas were on, and we all had our backpacks, going to school, and she came in in a pink silk robe! And her hair could barely fit through the doorway! That’s one of those proud moments where people started saying, ‘So you call her Aunt Dolly, is that your real aunt?’ I’m like, ‘Yes she is!’”Naturally, Miley will appear on Dolly’s upcoming Christmas album entitled, A Holly Dolly Christmas (yes, of course, that's it's name) and so will Jimmy Fallon (for some reason), but when Miley’s not covering Christmas standards, she’s doing a rocking reimagining of “Maneater” by Hall & Oates, or “Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks. We think we can say, after watching her cover Billie Eilish’s “my future” last week, and considering the lyrics to “Midnight Sky,” that Miley is on an Independent Woman kick, so her reasoning for covering “Maneater” doesn’t exactly surprise us.“I think it’s very important to be transparent. So I’m freshly single. So anyone watching that’s my future ex-husband just knows I told you!” she warned.Dang. Heard.[video_embed id='2027801']RELATED: Miley Cyrus opens up about her 'very public divorce' from Liam Hemsworth [/video_embed]Luckily, Stevie Nicks was also game to uplift another woman in the industry because when Miley wrote to her, asking to sample “Edge of Seventeen” for “Midnight Sky,” she was floored by the response.“I sent her the song and I said, ‘I have an alternate melody, if you don’t want me to kind of pay tribute to you and your greatness and how much you’ve inspired me.’ And she said, ‘You can borrow from me anytime.’”More women artists uplifting and mentoring women artists in 2020, please!Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon weeknights at 11:33ET on CTV2.[video_embed id='2032805']MORE MUSIC NEWS: Keith Urban dedicates his new album to frontline workers [/video_embed]

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