The pop superstar and country music icon took a break from their co-hosting duties to perform a rockin’ cover of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ classic tune, “I Love Rock ‘N Roll.”
Donning all black and leopard ensembles, Cyrus and Parton strutted onto the stage as they belted out the lyrics to the iconic rock hit before ringing in the New Year together.
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The 30-year-old “Plastic Hearts” singer and Parton, 76, traded verses of the track before flawlessly pairing their vocals together on the chorus.
“I love rock n’ roll / So put another dime in the jukebox, baby / I love rock n’ roll / So come and take your time and dance with me / Ow,” Cyrus and Parton sang on the chorus.
The performance comes just weeks after Parton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Parton recently revealed plans to release a rock album in 2023 titled Rock Star, a project that will feature covers of iconic rock songs such as “Free Bird,” “Satisfaction,” and “Purple Rain,” as well as new original songs, including “Rockin’,” which Parton performed during her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.
“When I got nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, I thought ‘Well, no better time to do it,’” Parton previously told Pollstar. “I had always wanted to do it. My husband is a big hard rock ‘n’ roll fan, and for years I thought, “One of these days I’d like to do an album mainly just for him, just to kind of do it.” When I got nominated, I thought, “Why not just go ahead and do it while the iron’s hot? Maybe have some of the greats, the legends of rock ‘n’ roll sing along with me.”
While co-hosting and performing during the New Year’s Eve celebration, Cyrus also announced a brand-new single titled “Flowers,” which is available now for preorder/pre-save and will arrive on January 13, 2023.
Co-hosted by Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton, Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party aired on live on NBC from Miami, Florida on Saturday (Dec. 31) from 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET and will also stream live on Peacock.
This year’s edition of Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party marked the second consecutive year of the New Year’s Eve special.
Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party also featured an A-list lineup of musical performances and special guests, including Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Latto, Liily, FLETCHER, Rae Sremmurd, and SIA.
In addition to an epic lineup of performances, Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Chloe Fineman and Sarah Sherman as well as comedy trio Please Don’t Destroy also made appearances.
“The lineup is very me. It is curated in a way that makes no sense, but makes total sense,” Cyrus previously explained during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Last year, Cyrus co-hosted her New Year’s Eve Party alongside Pete Davidson. The 2021/2022 installment of the show, which drew in over 6.3 million viewers and was the No. 1 trending New Year’s Eve special on Twitter, featured performances from Jack Harlow, Billie Joe Armstrong, Brandi Carlile, Saweetie, Noah Cyrus, Anitta, 24kGoldn, Kitty Ca$h, and more.