Miley Cyrus Covers Dolly Parton Song On Mother’s Day Edition Of “SNL”
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Dolly and Billy Ray became close friends on tour. So close, that when Billy Ray had a baby girl in November 1992, he asked Dolly to be her godmother.
That baby girl was Miley Cyrus, who went on to follow in her father’s musical footsteps. She got her start as the star of the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana.
Dolly appeared on the show a few times as Miley’s “Aunt Dolly.”
Miley has maintained a close relationship with her godmother. She often covers her songs, and has performed alongside her a number of times.
So it made perfect sense why Miley turned to one of Dolly’s songs when she was chosen as the musical guest for the Mother’s Day edition of Saturday Night Live.
Miley performed Dolly’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.” Dolly released “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” in 1977, and it reached the 11th spot on the Hot Country Songs chart.
The song has been covered many times since, with some notable renditions being by Glen Campbell and the Wailin’ Jennys.
Now, Miley can add her name to the list of artists who have famously covered “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.”
Miley delivered her version of the song during the SNL cold open. She performed alongside the show’s cast members, who welcomed their mothers to the stage to honor them during the performance.
The cast members stepped up to introduce their moms, and they shared plenty of sweet and funny moments. At the end of the performance, Miley was joined by her own mother, Tish.
Of course, Miley made sure to recognize her godmother as well. “Happy Mother’s day to my godmother Dolly Parton and to my mom Tish,” she said when she finished singing.
Tune in below to watch Miley sing “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.” It was so sweet of her to honor Dolly with her performance!