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The pop star has received six Grammy nominations, including the prestigious Album of the Year category, for the upcoming 2024 Grammy Awards.
Dolly Parton expresses her hope that Miley Cyrus will be honored at the 2024 Grammy Awards. In a conversation with PEOPLE regarding her new baking mixes with Duncan Hines, the country music legend shares her joy over her goddaughter and collaborator’s six nominations at the upcoming 66th annual Grammy Awards.
“I’m so happy for her,” says the music icon. “I just hope she wins as many as she can.”
Parton specifically mentions her desire for recognition for Cyrus’ No. 1 hit “Flowers,” which is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. She expresses, “I really love her song ‘Flowers.’ That was a big, big song this past year, and so I hope she wins everything.”
Dolly Parton, a 10-time Grammy winner herself, emphasizes that she will be proud of Miley Cyrus, regardless of whether she wins any awards at the upcoming Grammy ceremony. “I’ll be happy for her with whatever she does win,” Parton expresses. “She’s my little sweetheart. You know? My little goddaughter, so I feel very close to her.”
Acknowledging Cyrus’s mix of nerves and excitement, Parton adds, “I know she’s nervous and excited, so I hope she does good.” The legendary “9 to 5” artist continues to show her support for her goddaughter’s achievements in the music industry.
Miley Cyrus has garnered her first-ever Grammy nominations for the upcoming award show scheduled for February 4 at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, set to be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+.
With six nominations, the “Used to Be Young” singer stands among the most-nominated artists at the event. Celebrated for her eighth studio album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” and its tracks, Cyrus is nominated in various categories. The lead single “Flowers” is a contender for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance. Her collaboration with Brandi Carlile, “Thousand Miles,” is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, while the album itself is recognized in the Best Pop Vocal Album category and competes for the coveted Album of the Year award.
Dolly Parton has consistently shown support for her cherished goddaughter, and their collaborative efforts extend to her latest album. The duo joined forces for a duet on the pop star’s classic 2013 track “Wrecking Ball” for Parton’s 2023 record, “Rockstar.” The album marked Parton’s venture into the rock genre, featuring covers with a lineup of iconic rock musicians.
Upon releasing their updated rendition of “Wrecking Ball,” Parton expressed the significance of collaborating with the “Midnight Sky” artist in a video on Instagram. “I remember the first time I heard ‘Wrecking Ball,’ it hit me the same way as it did the first time I heard ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston,” she shared in the clip. “I was driving, heard that one, and I almost wrecked. And when I heard ‘Wrecking Ball,’ I almost wrecked again. I thought when it started into that chorus, ‘It hit me like a wrecking ball,’ I thought, ‘Well, how great can a song be?’”
In the Instagram caption, Parton continued, “… How great can a song be and how great can @mileycyrus be?”
She added, “I thought, I have to have that song on my rock album and I have to have Miley sing it with me! I love it and I hope you do!”
Cyrus reciprocated the sentiments on her Instagram, expressing her honor to work with her godmother. Alongside a photo of the two singing together on stage, Cyrus wrote, “I’ve grown up covering my Aunt Dollys music & it’s an honor to hear her singing one of my songs.”
She continued, “I love you Aunt Dolly! I’m so happy to add another collaboration under our bedazzled (studded leather) belt! We’re ROCKSTARS now! You can hear so much sweetness and love on this record. Excited to share it with everyone. Forever your Doll Baby, Miley.”