Singer Miley Cyrus has shared advice from Dolly Parton’s husband, Carl Thomas Dean, that she said is in line with her New Year’s resolution going into 2023.
The “Angels Like You” singer, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday, revealed her resolution to “Today” host Hoda Kotb as she prepares to host NBC and Peacock’s “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” special with Parton.
“To not just listen to myself but listen to others ... If we slow down and give each other time and that space... you get something that you didn’t know that you needed,” said Cyrus, who described herself as “not a great listener sometimes.”
People notes that Cyrus cited Dean, who has been married to Parton for over 50 years, as someone who’s offered advice similar to her own resolution.
“Dolly was telling me, her husband says, ‘You’re not hard of hearing. You’re hard of listening,’” Cyrus said. “And I guess that would kind of be my resolution, to not just listen to myself, but listen to others.”
Cyrus, who co-hosted a New Year’s Eve special with Pete Davidson last year, told Kotb that New Year’s Eve is probably her favorite holiday, since it’s a time when everyone else joins her in her year-round enthusiasm for reinvention and new beginnings.
She emphasized that such ideas don’t need to wait until Jan. 1.
“I think a lot of us wait until midnight to go, ‘Well, when I wake up tomorrow in this new year, everything will be different’ ― but it won’t be different if you aren’t different,” Cyrus said.
“Sometimes it’s the ‘not doing’ that’s more important than the doing, and it might be a good idea for people to make a list of what they want to stop doing, more so than what you’re going to start.”