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Reflect on Pride Month with Miley Cyrus’ “Stand By You” Special 🏳️‍🌈 ⭐️

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

Written by: Caroline Bugg

One of our favorite Nashville ladies that we are so excited to feature this week is Miley Cyrus - or as we know her - the queen of classic rock covers. This past month, Miley held a free Pride concert in Nashville, which we are so excited to tell you all about! First, we want to take a trip down memory lane to remember the many musical ventures Miley has explored in order to celebrate her! 💖

Miley got her start in the music business back in 2006 when she was cast as the lead in the Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana. This show sent her straight into stardom, and because her character was a pop-star, Miley released several songs and albums and toured as Hannah Montana.

Notably, songs like “The Best of Both Worlds” and “Nobody’s Perfect” helped Miley Cyrus gain popularity as an up-and-coming singer in the U.S. 🎤

Miley’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus, is also a singer in the country genre and is well known for his hit single “Achy Breaky Heart.” With many of her family members being entertainers, like her sister Noah Cyrus and brother Trace Cyrus, Miley has been surrounded by music since she was born.

Over the years, Miley has tested out and tried to find her fit in many genres. From pop music with Hannah Montana, hip hop music with her album Bangerz (her first album to be released after Hannah Montana ended), country-pop music with her album Younger Now, and most recently, glam-rock with her album Plastic Hearts. ⚡️

Miley’s newfound rock era has been wildly popular, with her cover of Blondie's “Heart of Glass” going extremely viral on TikTok. Miley’s lead single from Plastic Hearts, “Midnight Sky,” is a new take on rock legend, Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen.”

Stevie even recorded vocals for a new edition of this song, “Edge of Midnight.” With other features on the album including Billy Idol and Joan Jett, this era has proved extremely fruitful for the multi-talented artist! 🖤

Last month on June 3rd, Miley Cyrus announced that she’d be hosting a free concert in Nashville, TN for vaccinated fans in honor of Pride Month! Fans had just a few days to request tickets and hope for the best. Then, on June 8th, the “Stand By You” Pride Special went live at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nash! This concert was full of everything Miley loves - rainbows, glitter, glam, drag queens, and of course, music! ✨