Miley Cyrus & Madonna Go Country for Upcoming ‘Unplugged’
By Shannon Carlin
Yesterday (Jan. 28), it was revealed that Madonna would be teaming up with Miley Cyrus for the Bangerz singer’s MTV Unplugged special. But now it seems that the two are going a little bit country for tonight’s show.
According to Billboard, Miley is embracing her Nashville roots and giving her fans country friend renditions of her songs like “4 x 4,” “Do My Thing” and “#Getitright.” She will also cover Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” a song she covered in 2012, proving she hadn’t lost her country flair just yet.
The hour-long special, which has Miley stripping her songs down to their bare bones, is meant to “let people know she can sing,” her manager, Larry Rudolph told Billboard.
The set, designed by Miley herself, is even barn themed with bales of hay and a dancing horse, which reportedly she does twerk with. Seems Miley isn’t ready to twerk off into the sunset just yet.
In a new backstage clip, Miley says she was surprised that Madonna agreed to “doing this hoe down thing,” but she sees a connection between herself and the Material Girl.
“A lot of what she represented for me is what I try to represent to girls now,” Miley explained. “Not being afraid of sexuality. Really being what you want to be, and do what you want to do.”
Miley’s MTV Unplugged special airs tonight (Jan. 28) at 9 pm EST on MTV.