COUNTRY legend Dolly Parton has strong family ties to Miley Cyrus’ family even before the pop star was born.
Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus once toured with the country singer after the release of his single Achy Breaky Heart in 1992.
Is Dolly Parton Miley Cyrus’ Godmother?
Dolly Parton, 75, is pop star Miley Cyrus’ godmother.
Miley was born the same year that her father’s song Achy Breaky Heart was released while he was touring with Dolly in the 1990’s.
Dolly has been present in Miley’s life since, with the pop star regarding her as “Aunt Dolly” despite not having blood ties to one another.
When Miley was doing Hannah Montana on Disney channel, Dolly made a special appearance in an episode playing her aunt in the series.
The two dressed alike in the show and sang together briefly in an episode.
Dolly confessed to Good Morning America that she loves Miley like “one of her own,” saying: “I’ve known her since she was a baby. Her father’s a friend of mine, and when she was born, he said, ‘You just have to be her godmother,’ and I said, ‘I accept.’
Adding: “We never did do a big ceremony, but I’m so proud of her, love her and she’s just like one of my own.”
Does Dolly Parton have children?
Dolly never had children of her own, making Miley her honorary daughter.
The two have performed together many times on stage, with Miley and her doing a duet of Dolly’s song Jolene back in 2017.
The duet happened in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and the two have sung together since.
Billy Ray told the Associated Press that he was impressed with their duet, saying: “I was blown away when they did Jolene. It was amazing, it was just a moment of going, ‘Wow, listen to how great they sound together,” according to Deseret news.
What is Dolly Parton’s net worth?
Dolly has a staggering net worth priced at $600million.
She has sold more than 100 million albums as a solo artist alone and has released 41 top-10 country albums.
Her theme park Dollywood is the 24th most-visited theme park in the US, welcoming 3 million visitors a year.
With her fortune, Dolly has also donated hundreds of millions to charities across the US and entrepreneurial efforts.