Ready, Set, Don't Go

Album: Home At Last (2007)
Charted: 37
  • In this song, Cyrus states his feelings about his daughter Miley Cyrus moving from Nashville to Los Angeles to star in Disney's Hannah Montana. It expresses what many parents feel about their children as they wish them success but will miss them dearly. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Danny - New York, NY
  • Cyrus in Today's Christian magazine regarding his daughter Miley moving to LA: "This was a great thing for our entire family and a great opportunity. But we were quite comfortable at our farm (Singing Hills, their 500-acre farm in Tennessee) and our kids were comfortable with their school. As Miley was leaving with the family, I reached that pivotal crossroad every parent knows will come someday - realizing my kid is growing up and I gotta let 'em leave the nest and fly."
  • Originally recorded as a solo song, Billy Ray and his daughter Miley debuted its duet version on the October 9, 2007 episode of Dancing with the Stars. Upon the release of this version, the song quickly saw an increase in airplay and it subsequently returned Billy Ray Cyrus to the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 for the first time since 1992's "Achy Breaky Heart."
  • This was the first Top 40 showing for a father and daughter act of this nature since May 1980 when Neil Sedaka and his (then) 15-year-old daughter, Dara, reached #19 with "Should've Never Let You Go." By coincidence both titles end with the word "go."

Comments: 2

  • Dave from Cullman, AlThere's just something special about father-daughter duets...Neil and Dara...Conway and Jonie...Billy Rae and Miley. I'm not a big Miley fan, because I'm the wrong sex and four times too old, but this duet brought tears to my eyes.
  • Robyn from Twillingate, NlI apslutly LOVE this song!!.. It makes me think of me and my dad!...I only live in a little tiny place in newfoundland but one day I wanna be be succesful at what I do and it is hard for parents to let go but in the end it;s the best thing for them!..Good job with the song Billy Ray!!...(Big fan)
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