Updated: Oct 19
“I’m going to dedicate this song to my Dad, and I want to thank him for making me only listen to good music.” - Miley Cyrus
This was a quote Miley Cyrus said right before her performance covering Led Zepplin’s song "Babe I’m Gonna Leave You."
Ever since I was a young girl, I have always been a huge fan of Miley Cyrus. My love for her was birthed from the long hours spent watching "Hannah Montana" and have carried 10+ years later into me streaming her latest performance covering Blondie’s "Heart of Glass" on Spotify.
Way back when, I bought all of her CD’s – from "Hannah Montana" to "Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus" to "The Time of Our Lives." I would then burn the CD’s onto my parents' desktop computer and put them in my iTunes library, then transfer them to my iPod Nano.
Oh man, what a time to be alive.
I have been fortunate enough to have also attended every concert she has ever had in Kentucky. I went to both of her concerts at Rupp Arena in 2007 and 2009. Then I attended her concert at the KFC Yum Center! in 2014.
Like I mentioned earlier, I have always been a fan of her music, talent and personality – but I gained an entirely different level of respect when she started doing her covers of some classic songs from the past.
Throughout her career, she has covered and performed with many influential musicians of the past (and present) like Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Joan Jett, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Nirvana, Hall & Oats, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan - the list goes on and on.
She is one of the most talented and versatile artists in history.
Whatever genre she decides to sing, whether it's pop or classic rock, she absolutely murders it.
Every… single… time.
Miley Cyrus is more than a “Disney star turned musician” – she has always had it in her. I mean… you remember Billy Ray Cyrus, her father… right?
And you definitely cannot forget her godmother, Dolly Parton.
It’s in her blood.
The difference between Miley Cyrus and other artists in the current musical sphere is that she puts soul and passion into her performances; which is something that is lacking heavily in today’s music.
Miley Cyrus is an incredibly underrated legend, and she should definitely be recognized for her craft.
Here are some covers from Miley Cyrus that I recommend you check out: