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Miley Cyrus reflects on ‘Cowboy Carter’ collaboration and bond with Beyoncé

Miley Cyrus discusses Beyoncé collaboration and unexpected friendship
Miley Cyrus
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Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album has not only stirred a global conversation about country music but has also brought together icons like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson with emerging talents in a significant cultural moment. Miley Cyrus, featured on the track ‘II Most Wanted,’ recently shared her experience working on the album and her personal relationship with Beyoncé.

Writing for a legend

Reflecting on her contribution to Cowboy Carter, Cyrus expressed the personal connection she felt with the song “II Most Wanted,” which she had written years prior. Emphasizing her and Beyoncé’s authentic country roots, Cyrus highlighted the natural synergy between their Texan and Tennessean backgrounds, which infused the track with genuine country spirit.

More than music: a shared history

Cyrus recounted earlier memories of performing alongside Beyoncé, noting the protective and empowering presence of the music megastar during her early career. She also shared anecdotes about their mothers’ supportive roles, drawing parallels between Beyoncé’s mother, Ms. Tina, and her own mother, Mama Tish, both of whom have been pivotal in their daughters’ careers and personal lives.

Childhood stardom and a career of celebration

The ‘See You Again’ singer, who will be honored at the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, opened up about her journey from childhood stardom to a career spanning nearly two decades. Emphasizing her perspective on celebration over competition, Cyrus discussed her approach to art and her disinterest in viewing other artists as opponents, instead focusing on the joy and creativity of being an artist.

As Miley Cyrus continues to make waves in the music industry, her reflections on Cowboy Carter and her relationship with Beyoncé offer a glimpse into the collaborative spirit and personal connections that shape the world of music.

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