Dolly Parton recalls the emotional moment she sang with Miley Cyrus

At Miley Cyrus‘ New Year’s party, Dolly Parton and his goddaughter sang together their two hits, “Wrecking Ball” and “I Will Always Love You”. Parton recently said the performance was emotional and Cyrus cried during rehearsals.

It wasn’t the first time Cyrus got emotional during her Wrecking Ball performance. She fought back tears during her cover before the 2021 Super Bowl, saying the song is about feeling “completely broken and broken.”

Read on to learn more.

Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton’s iconic New Year’s Eve performance

Dolly Parton with Miley Cyrus
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Miley Cyrus’ iconic hit ‘Wrecking Ball’ is one of her most successful songs and a challenging performance, both vocally and emotionally. The song is often linked to the end of Cyrus’ long-term relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth, and she has previously been brought to tears during previous performances.

Despite the odds, Cyrus recently plucked up the courage to perform Wrecking Ball alongside her godmother, legendary country icon Dolly Parton. The two joined forces to co-host ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ and treated fans to powerful, emotional duets.

Based on an interview Insider, Parton revealed that it was Cyrus who suggested a medley featuring two of their most famous songs, “Wrecking Ball” and “I Will Always Love You.” It was an emotional moment for both artists, but they pulled through and gave a memorable performance to ring in the new year.

According to Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus cried during their mixed rehearsal

Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Both Cyrus and Parton knew that performing “Wrecking Ball” and “I Will Always Love You” together would be an emotional moment. “Even when we were rehearsing, Miley was crying,” Parton recalled.

As the duo took the stage together, Parton grabbed Cyrus’ hand and offered support as they sang separate verses before teaming up for the chorus. He described the experience as soaring on a beach, where their voices blended seamlessly and the emotions were palpable.

Parton said their performance together was incredibly moving and showed a transcendent quality. “The fact that we sang so well together really stirred our emotions,” explained Per Insider. Then we went into “I Will Always Love You” and she was just in tears and it was so emotional.

Parton believes the heartfelt rendition of the medley came from both getting deeply into the lyrics and singing from a place of genuine emotion, which adds a powerful layer of feeling to the already powerful songs. “We both put our hearts and souls into it, and we both felt what we were singing about — and what we were singing about,” he said.

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Miley Cyrus at the 10th Annual LACMA ART FILM GALA Presented by Gucci

Released in August 2013, “Wrecking Ball” quickly became one of Miley Cyrus’ biggest hits. The song made history as the artist’s number one song on the Billboard Hot 100; The lyrics took on added significance when the singer’s engagement to Liam Hemsworth ended just a month later. Since then, the song, which deals with the pain and confusion of the end of a relationship, has been closely linked to the couple’s rocky relationship, which culminated in their divorce in 2019.

under the 2021 Super Bowl pregame showwhere she headlined “TikTok Tailgate” at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium, Cyrus broke down during her performance of “Wrecking Ball,” telling the crowd that the song is about feeling “completely broken and shattered.”

Despite her sparkling and self-assured stage persona, she admitted that her heart is often vulnerable and easily broken. “I wear a lot of glitter and I wear a lot of armor and I wear my heart on my sleeve and it breaks a lot,” she added.

Dolly Parton says Miley Cyrus would be ‘great’ to play her in a biopic

Dolly Parton's post on her Instagram page
On Instagram/dollycoast

In a recent interview InsiderParton revealed that if a biopic were to be made about her life, she would really like her goddaughter, Cyrus, to play the lead role.

The country music legend spoke highly of Cyrus, noting her physical resemblance, saying, “I think Miley would be great.”

“She’s tall, but you can’t really tell that in a movie, and she should put on weight and get bigger breasts,” the country music icon joked.

The country music icon stressed the importance of finding someone with the right singing voice to play her in the potential biopic, but was confident Cyrus could pull it off. “Miley has the voice,” he said, “but she should raise it a few octaves.”

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