Miley on Helping Facebook Bring People Together: ‘My Message Has Always Been About Acceptance’
Miley Cyrus surprised fans at the Beale Street Music Festival!
“Extra” Special Correspondent Alecia Davis caught up with Miley right after she belted out hits like, "We Can't Stop," "Party in the USA," and her newest single "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart." She also performed "Walking in Memphis" with original recording artist Marc Cohn as part of her partnership with Facebook's "More Together" campaign.
Miley, who is from Tennessee, revealed, "Today is my first time ever singing 'Walking in Memphis'… besides being in my car with my parents. It's definitely a great opportunity for me, for my fans, my fans who don't know the song, even when I get to cover songs like 'Jolene' with Dolly and breathe new life into a song that maybe my fans wouldn't know or wouldn't recognize and then being able to appreciate the music that I grew up listening to and loving.”
Miley and her husband Liam Hemsworth are about to celebrate four months of marriage. They are big animal lovers, and Liam has joked that they are going to have 15 kids. Miley told Alecia, “We've got to get rid of the 15 dogs first. I have seven dogs, two pigs, four cats, three horses… so I like to have a big family…a big animal family right now.”
Right now, she is also focused on her partnership with Facebook. The star explained, “My message has always been about acceptance and I think we're in a time, obviously, where it feels like people are kind of getting divided even more deeply and… things aren't always black-and-white. I think you can find common ground through things like music. She added, "I think it's been important for me to be part of Facebook's kind of mission of bringing people together, and I would hope that I'm the right person to do that.”