Miley Cyrus gets revealing during a visit to her family farm in Tennessee YouTube/CBS Sunday Morning
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There’s no place like home for Miley Cyrus.

The 24-year-old superstar and “The Voice” coach grew up on a farm called Singin’ Hill located in Thompson Station, Tennessee. The 500-acre spread is where she can now reflect on her life after finding her own path to stardom.

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“My priorities come from growing up on this farm, and growing up with my family,” Miley tells “CBS Sunday Morning,” while speaking to correspondent Anthony Mason. “It felt so normal, because [of] my dad, [Billy Ray Cyrus, and godmother] Dolly Parton. I guess its like, ‘Yea, you get up. You go have breakfast with my dad and then he’d go play a show for 20,ooo people.”

Miley’s perception of “normal” eventually changed with her breakthrough role in Disney’s popular television show, “Hannah Montana.” The character she played was similar enough to her real-life persona that she ended up struggling with her own identity.

“I think it got harder when I started touring. I toured as Hannah Montana and as myself,” she said. “I think that is probably what’s a little bit wrong with me now. I mark that up to doing some extreme damage in my psyche as an adult person,” she added with a laugh.

These days, Miley seems to be much happier as she is now feeling like a better version of her younger self – hence the name of her latest album, “Younger Now.” Perhaps that feeling comes from getting to travel back home to the farm.

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“Her cornerstone is solid,” Billy Ray said in the CBS interview. “She knows her heart is good. Her mind is good.”


“I’m in a really different place,” Miley added. “But I feel like all the different people that I’ve ever been are just sitting right here inside [of me.].”

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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