Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus Make Chart History
Miley Cyrus, who has previously hit the pop chart with hits including '7 Things,' and 'Breakout,' debuts at No. 48 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with 'The Climb,' while her dad, who first hit the country chart in 1992 with 'Achy Breaky Heart,' comes in at No. 59 with 'Back to Tennessee.'
This marks the first time in nearly twenty years that a father and daughter have appeared on the chart with separate solo singles. On October 5, 1990, Johnny Cash was on the chart with 'Goin' By the Book,' while daughter Rosanne Cash charted with 'What We Really Want.'
'The Climb' has been added to more than 140 stations in four different radio formats of radio in just three weeks of release, making it one of the most quickly added records of the year. It reached the Top 30 on the pop charts. Both songs are featured on the soundtrack of 'Hannah Montana The Movie,' set for release March 24. The film opens in theaters on April 10.
'Back To Tennessee' is the title track of the elder Cyrus' upcoming album, due out April 7. The album will also feature an extended version of the father/daughter duet 'Butterfly, Fly Away,' produced by Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette). A shorter version of the track appears in the 'Hannah Montana' film and on its soundtrack.