In a new TikTok video, Cyrus shared an old clip of her appearing on a talk show with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, when she was a toddler alongside an unusual toy. "I have my Willie Nelson doll, which is so creepy, 'cause I would introduce him as my boyfriend," she explains in the TikTok video. "That little monster in the stroller? That's Willie Nelson."
The video offers a brief glimpse of a wooden-faced doll with Nelson's signature long, braided hair that the elder Cyrus also refers to in the throwback clip as "Miley's boyfriend."
The "creepy" doll is not quite Annabelle, but it does have some resemblance to Fats, the disturbing ventriloquist dummy that pals around with Anthony Hopkins in Magic.
Building off the theme of her emotional new song, "Used to Be Young," Cyrus has been running a TikTok series looking back on her life, starting with her dad having the number one country song in the U.S. the year she was born, 1992. She also shared stories about how cheerleading taught her how to handle touring, her big-screen debut in Tim Burton's Big Fish, and her original audition tape for Hannah Montana.
Cyrus' single is her first new music since Endless Summer Vacation was released earlier this year.
"This song is about honoring who we've been, loving who we are, and celebrating who we will become," Cyrus said of "Used to Be Young" when it was released. "I feel proud when reflecting on my past and optimistic when thinking about the future. I am grateful to my loyal fans who make my dreams a reality daily. I am sincerely thankful for the stability of your steadfast support. This song is for you."
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