America’s morning was good indeed as Miley Cyrus treated her fans with a liver performance as Hannah Montana on Good Morning America. Hannah Montana is the popular teen rock star leading a double life on the hit Disney Channel original series of the same name. This was one leg of her Summer Concert Series in which the fourteen year old Cyrus performed for the New York crowd at Bryant Park for free. She not only brought smiles to her fans’ faces because of her performance but also because of her announcement of her upcoming 54-city tour this Fall.
Cyrus’ tour will be kicking off on October 18 in St. Louis, and will be featuring songs from her album which was released today. The new album is comprised of two discs–the first CD being Hannah Montana’s second collection of songs while the second CD being Miley Cyrus’ debut album as herself. The first Hannah Montana CD, which was released in October 2006, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the first soundtrack to do that, and has now reached triple platinum in sales.
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, her father, was responsible for making “Miley” her nickname. He gave her that nickname, which was short for “smiley”, when she was a child because she was always smiling. Miley’s real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus. She continues to flash that smile in Hannah Montana, where Billy Ray plays her father. Last Sunday, the show’s double-episode featured the return of Jake Ryan (played by Cody Linley), Hannah’s boyfriend, from his four month stint in Romania, where he was filming a movie. Before he left, his scenes with Miley were filled with kisses, and so are scenes of his return. They also revealed secrets to each other, such as that Jake’s real first name is Leslie and that Miley is really Hannah Montana. Jake was able to handle her secret well, and as soon as he got used to it, they continued dating. However, being in the spotlight made Jake act obnoxious, so Miley decided to let him go. In the end, he sent her a red rose with a note apologizing for his behavior. He also admitted that he still needed to grow as a person and that he would, no doubt, keep her secret.