Billy Ray Cyrus Sings Miley Cyrus’ Praises

Posted Friday September 20, 2013 7:16 AM GMT

His adorable “Hannah Montana” girl has become a fully-fledged sex symbol, and Billy Ray Cyrus can’t say enough good things about his daughter Miley Cyrus.

In light of the recent controversy surrounding the “Party in the USA” songstress’ MTV Video Music Awards performance and subsequent naked “Wrecking Ball” music video, the “Achy Breaky Heart” crooner told Piers Morgan that he’s glad Miley is where she is.

Billy Ray began, “For me to think how hard she’s worked to get to his point, and what a risk — just the fact that she went and cut her hair off. That was huge.”

“She could’ve stayed Hannah Montana forever and made a great living doing that, but she’s more of an artist than that, and she wanted to make a living and evolve.”

Mr. Cyrus added, “She’s really very focused and loves what she’s doing. And that’s the main thing for me as a dad, seeing my little girl doing what she loves and making the music that she loves to make and hanging out with some incredibly talented producers, singer-songwriters, musicians.”

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