Dolly Parton Defends Miley Cyrus, Gears Up for Live Twitter Chat

Dolly Parton (Will Russell/Getty Images)

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Dolly Parton is a strong believer in Miley Cyrus. Having seen her grow up right before her eyes, Parton defends Cyrus in her writeup on Cyrus as a part of Time’s 100 Most Influential People that published yesterday (April 23).

“She knows what she’s doing,” Parton writes. “She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin’ and chokin’ in it. So she felt she had to do something completely drastic. And she did. She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her.”

Parton went on to praise Cyrus’ songwriting talent and singing ability.

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