Billy Ray Cyrus Talks About Inspiring Message Behind Forthcoming Duet With Miley

Billy Ray Cyrus had a chat with ET’s Nischelle Turner on the red carpet of MTV VMA’s, where his daughter Miley was performing her latest single, “Younger Now,” and his other daughter Noah was nominated for Best New Artist.

“Just living the music,” he told ET when asked about the secret to all that creativity flowing through the Cyrus family. “That’s our passion were all just having a lot of fun right now doing that.”

As for his duet with Miley, the 56-year-old father described it as “a really strong song about standing up for what you believe in.”

He also shared his excitement over his daughters’ performances, since Noah performed on Saturday night as part of showcase for Best New Artist.

“I’m really excited, it’s a fun night for a dad you know both girls are part of the show,” he said. “I love Miley’s performance and I saw Noah perform last night as part of the warm up for Best new Artist.”

The proud dad said he had a father-daughter moment with Noah before the show. “I told Noah just to be nominated – that’s a real blessing there. And I rode with her on the way in and she was saying, ‘Dad, you know you’re right just being nominated, just being here,’ she said, ‘It’s so exciting and you know its part of a dream coming true.'”

“And it’s all about the fans and that makes it really cool,” he continued.

The Cyrus household has encountered their share of public ups and downs but according to Billy Ray, it’s a good time to be part of the family.

“We’re in a pretty good spot,” he revealed. “I mean if you wanna rock and stay busy then the Cyrus household is a good place to be.”