Miley Cyrus picked her daddy Billy Ray Cyrus to accompany her to the 44th Academy of Country Music Awards held at MGM Grand Hotel Casino in Las Vegas yesterday (April 5).
Miley was excited to be performing “The Climb” at the awards show (watch video here) and talked about how it was growing up in the spotlight, her boyfriend Justin Gaston and possibly going back to Tennessee. Here are some highlights from Miley’s Hollyscoop interview:
Miley on growing up to Country music and sharing the spotlight with her famous father: “Its cool [sharing the spotlight with Dad] cause this is where I grew up. I grew up around country music, so that’s cool.”
Billy Ray on his famous daughter: “It’s great to be here to see Miley growing up in front of the world. She’s a great singer, songwriter, entertainer, and actress. I’m real proud of her she’s an excellent young lady and makes great choices.”
Miley on why her boyfriend Justin Gaston wasn’t invited to Las Vegas: “He doesn’t get to come, he doesn’t come to the cool events, and I got my dad instead. I didn’t let him come,” she joked.
Billy Ray on collaborating with his daughter Miley: “Ya, we write songs, we play together all the time we had a huge record in the last year with Ready, Set, Don’t Go and Butterfly.”
On whether Miley would consider going to back to Tennessee: “Please say yes,” Billy Cyrus joked, while Miley added, “Dad wants to go home, he wants to use me as an excuse. I like where I am and it’s where I want to be. If I ever need a break I will, but for right now I’m happy doing what I’m doing.”