Miley Cyrus has been through a period of transition with her music. She’s growing up, she’s learning herself and becoming more confident than ever before in her voice as both an artist and a person.
Miley is a woman now, y’all, and she’s lived a lot in her young life in the spotlight.
Maybe that’s why it hit us extra hard watching her flawlessly execute Fleetwood Mac’s iconic, emotional and nostalgic song “Landslide” as part of the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year concert gala heading into the Grammy Awards on Jan. 28.
Miley was part of an all-star lineup of superstars performing in honor of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac that included artists from across all genres of music.
But when she took the stage in that sequined suit for the stripped-down performance, the room stood still. Her deep and booming alto voice was eerily reminiscent of Stevie Nicks herself, who no doubt was supremely proud of this stirring rendition of one of her most beloved tunes.
Doesn’t that just break your heart in the best way possible?
For Miley, this was a very emotional moment.
She posted this photo on her Instagram, and the caption she added was so heartfelt and moving, we teared up reading it, particularly when she quoted the “Landslide” lyrics that obviously are very personal to her, “Time makes you bolder, children get older and I’m getting older too.”
This was just one of many brilliant performances that night, many from Nashvillians and country stars. Zac Brown Band was on hand to perform “Don’t Stop,” while Little Big Town performed “Dreams.” Keith Urban nailed “Second Hand News,” and Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas performed a downright heavenly version of “Songbird.”
The MusiCares dinner, held on Jan. 26 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, raised nearly $7 million, according to Grammy president/CEO Neil Portnow. The money will help fund health and human services programs for musicians and people in the music industry.
Brandi Carlile, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Jared Leto, Haim, One Republic, Portugal.The Man, Juanes and Harry Styles also performed during the evening’s festivities.
That’s a great night of music for such a great cause. Congratulations to Fleetwood Mac and all the artists who performed. Wow!
And don’t miss Miley performing with Elton John on the Grammy Awards Sunday night, Jan. 28, on CBS.