Miley Cyrus showed fans a whole new side of herself when she dropped her recent singles “Malibu” and “Inspired.”

She has become what some people might describe as family-friendly in comparison to her over-the-top and provocative persona on previous projects like 2013’s “Bangerz” and 2015’s “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.”

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Even though she has changed up her image, and returned a bit to her country roots, Miley says she’s always been the same person.

“I think it’s all the same. I think everyone else likes to play up that I’m some, like, freak that somehow changes, but everyone changes all the time,” the 24-year-old superstar told “Today” co-host Natalie Morales, while sitting alongside her famous dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. “I think something that people have made [up] is that change is a bad thing.

“It’s bad for you. That’s why you’ve still got the mullet,” she then joked to her dad, as she pointed out his signature hairstyle. “My dad’s least favorite word in the English language is ‘change,’ but I love his hair. It’s gorgeous, and it inspires me.”

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He sure does! In fact, Billy Ray inspires his daughter so much that he’ll be joining her on “The Voice” when she returns to coach Season 13. Billy Ray will take up the role as key advisor for Team Miley on the reality competition series.

The news season of “The Voice” debut September 25 on NBC. Miley is also set to drop her brand new album, “Younger Now,” on Sept. 29.

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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