This is proof that Billy Ray Cyrus passed down the music gene to more than one of his children!
We all know that his daughter, Miley, has been in the spotlight from a very young age and is currently a coach on the singing competition show, The Voice. She transitioned from a Disney actress/singer to a full on international pop star.
Miley’s sound isn’t very country, but she does stay true to her roots. She performed a Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner collaboration with her Voice team earlier in the season and even joined her godmother, Parton, for a unique rendition of her hit “Jolene” on a recent show.
Cyrus’s oldest son, Trace, has also caught the music bug and has found lots of success with his pop-rock band Metro Station. His younger son, Braison, is also in a band and has performed a few shows with his famous dad.
Last year, his youngest daughter, Noah, began performing at open mic nights in Los Angeles, and now has a budding recording career. In November she released her very first single, titled “Make Me (Cry)” featuring singer-songwriter Labrinth.
The 16-year-old dropped the lyric video of the song just a few days later, which now has over 5 million views and the music video, which was released on November 22, has over 18 million views.
Because of the song’s success on YouTube, iTunes and a huge debut on the Billboard Hot 100, Cyrus and Labrinth recorded an acoustic version that will knock your socks off.
A singing career has been a long time coming for the youngest member of the Cyrus family.
“It’s so exciting because I feel like I can finally talk about it now,” she told Rolling Stone. “In 2014 is when the I Forget When We Were album came out by Ben Howard, and that was really inspiring to me. I just started getting this drive to want to write and sing and start my own album.”
A debut album is in the works for Noah, who reveals that she will be venturing away from her country roots.
“In my family, I grew up listening to my dad sing country music, but [the album] is definitely different from what I was raised listening to,” she explained.
Although her music a stretch from the country genre, she credits her father for teaching her everything she knows about music. In an interview with Paper Magazine, she said, “My dad always had me sing alongside him while he played guitar. He taught me how to harmonize to an old song of his, ‘Missing You.'”
Watch her sing the acoustic version of her debut single, “Make Me (Cry)” below.