Parton, 76, shared, "I can't wait to celebrate with you and ring in the new year!! ❤️."
It's Miley Cyrus's 30th birthday and her godmother the iconic country star Dolly Parton is sending her love. "Happy birthday @MileyCyrus!" Parton, 76, captioned a couple of stunning pictures of the duo. "I can't wait to celebrate with you and ring in the new year!! ❤️." The pair are gearing up to co-host Miley's New Year's Eve Party together on NBC next month. On Monday, the Wrecking Ball singer shared a video with Parton where they teased the upcoming special. "Miley's New Year's Eve Party is about getting glamorous and dressing your best," Cyrus said. "Well, we do that every day, don't we Miley?" Parton responded. "You taught me well!" Cyrus concluded.
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was listed on Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2021 Cyrus wrote in her profile, calling Parton the "definition of humanitarian."
"Have you ever met anyone who doesn't love Dolly Parton? I never have," Cyrus wrote at the time. "Dolly is not only my idol because of her incomparable career — she's also my role model because of her steadfast morals and values. At her core, she is the definition of a humanitarian." The singer also noted that her godmother's most defining traits are her "honesty, truth and her faith" and called " the world's most impeccably purposeful walking contradiction." Cyrus continued to say that Parton "developed her iconic look after being inspired by the town tramp" and "now she's known as a saintly, even godlike, figure."
"People look to Dolly for guidance, and she knows that. She wears that responsibility with the same grace and pride she rocks a two-piece Nudie suit," she shared at the time. "She recognizes how impactful her choices will be as one of the most iconic and powerful voices in country music, and she leaves no one behind."
Parton also has kind words for her goddaughter and the two share a fun bond that is also very deep. “I think Miley’s fantastic,” Parton previously told Radio Times. The two understand what it's like working in the music industry from a young age. “Women are taking their power and using it, and it’s great. I’ve always used mine.” She opened up about sexism that generations of women have had to face especially in the workplace. “Personally I think women have been accepted a lot over the years,” said Parton. “It has more to do with your attitude, your personality and your talent. I never had those problems. It served me well, being a girl, and being brought up in a family of men. Six brothers, my dad, close to all my uncles. So I know men, I love men, I understand men."
The Jolene singer continued, “Women have got a long way to go, but I really think we’ve made a lot of great strides since Jane Fonda starred in 9 to 5. I felt I was part of a whole new movement, especially in the workplace. Women still don’t get as much credit, or equal pay, but there are a lot of wonderful women out there doing a lot of wonderful things.”
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