Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton to co-host NYE television special
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Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton to co-host New Year’s Eve television special

Godmother/daughter duo, Cyrus and Parton are ringing in the new year with a star-studded lineup of special guests.

Miley Cyrus has enlisted Dolly Parton to co-host Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, an upcoming television special ringing in the new year with musical performances and featured guests. The godmother/daughter duo will lead the television special’s star-studded lineup, the full details of which will be announced closer to the premiere. Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party is executive produced by Cyrus and Saturday Night Live showrunner, Lorne Michaels, and will air on NBC on December 31. 

It marks Cyrus’ second time serving as the host of the evening, having enlisted performers Brandi Carlile, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jack Harlow, Saweetie and Noah Cyrus for last year’s debut special. That New Year’s Eve Party was co-hosted by SNL alumni Pete Davidson, who will be replaced this year by Parton. 

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“Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party is about getting glamorous and getting your best,” Cyrus said in a promotional video announcing the special, to which Parton replied “we do that everyday, don’t we Miley?” The full lineup for this year’s special is yet to be announced, but Cyrus has taken to the stage with her godmother in the past. In 2019, performed at the Grammy awards during a duet of Parton’s smash hit, Jolene.

It comes a few weeks after Parton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as part of the 2022 class that also included Lionel Richie, Eminem and Duran Duran, among others. In the wake of her induction, Parton expressed interest in creating a rock album, and suggested Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page as potential collaborators on the project.

Last week, Parton was awarded $100 million by Jeff Bezos to put towards her various charity causes, including the literacy project she founded in 1995 called Imagination Library. Cyrus, meanwhile, has enlisted the likes of  Elton John and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith to contribute to her Metallica covers album, which has yet to be released.