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Miley Cyrus claims dad Billy Ray Cyrus' voice was 'under-appreciated'

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Miley Cyrus has claimed her father Billy Ray Cyrus' voice was "under-appreciated".

The Wrecking Ball singer was born in 1992, the same year her dad released worldwide hit Achy Breaky Heart. In a new TikTok series inspired by her latest single Used To Be Young, Miley discussed her relationship with her father.

"I do have a lot of great memories singing music with my dad, and learning and absorbing, and I think I can see my wheels turning in watching his voice and the way that he's using the instrument," she said as she scrolled through a list of the Top 100 Country songs in 1992, in a clip released on Saturday. "I will say that I feel vocally my dad was under-appreciated."

While Miley was encouraged to pursue her musical career and follow in her father's footsteps, she claimed Billy Ray wasn't given the same support in his early years.

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"My dad grew up the opposite of me," she explained. "So I think that's where me and my dad's relationship to fame and success is wildly different.

"Him feeling loved by a big audience impacted him emotionally more than it ever could me. When he feels special or important it's like healing a childhood wound, and I've always been made to feel like a star. It makes me emotional."

Miley enjoyed global fame when she landed the lead role in teen sitcom Hannah Montana, about a girl who lives a double life as a famous singer.

However, the star has insisted she wanted to be a musician long before the Disney show aired.

"But before Hannah there was Miley," she wrote in a message to accompany another clip. "My fantasy was to light up the world with laughter, music & iconic moments that last beyond my lifetime. Decades later I continue to fulfil my purpose because of the love provided by my fans."

Miley also promised to offer a glimpse into her life and share "untold stories" in the series.