Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus
are truly making history. The two have followed the footsteps of the late Johnny and Rosanne Cash, accomplishing one great feat: making the Billboard
country song chart with songs of their own.
The daughter-dad pair has been a driving force in the country music scene, but with efforts separate from one another. Miley's turn on the latest Billboard
Hot Country Songs chart was due to her hit, “The Climb,” for the Hannah Montana: The Movie
soundtrack. It was recorded for the Walt Disney/Hollywood/Lyric Street label, and recently entered the charts at No. 48.
As for her dad Billy Ray Cyrus, he entered the said chart with “Back to Tennessee,” at No. 59. It's another single on the Walt Disney/Lyric Street label, as well as being on the Hannah Montana: The Movie
Even though the movie won't hit theatres until April, fans can already grab a copy of the soundtrack in a few weeks. It will be available on March 24, prior to the movie's debut.
Meanwhile, Billy Ray's Back to Tennessee
CD has been reported to contain a special extended version of a duet between Miley and her dad. Titled “Butterfly, Fly Away,” the song is a five-minute version of the 3:11 one, and was produced by Glen Ballard.
After nearly two decades, this duo has managed to obtain the honor of being in the Billboard charts as father and daughter. But it was on October 5, 1990 that the Cashes firsth achieved the title. Rosanne charted “What We Really Want,” from her acclaimed Interiors
album, while Johnny got it with “Goin' By the Book.”
While it's still too early to tell if Miley and Billy Ray could repeat this triumph, they've surely become successful in what they've chosen to do. Maybe Hannah Montana: The Movie
will be breaking records as well, since millions of fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the film.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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