Miley Cyrus’s Pride jamboree looks like it’s gonna be a hoot and a holler! Peacock just dropped the trailer for the upcoming hourlong special, officially titled Miley Cyrus Presents Stand By You, along with more details about the performances. Filmed live at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the show features guest appearances by a diverse lineup of country music luminaries including Brothers Osborne, Mickey Guyton, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Orville Peck.
Cyrus is set to perform some of her biggest hits— “The Climb,” “Party in the U.S.A.” — but she’s also going full camp diva, performing covers of some of the most ubiquitous gay anthems of all time. And if Miley wearing feathers and singing Cher’s “Believe” and Abba’s “Dancing Queen” isn’t queer enough for you, try this: She’ll also perform a medley of Madonna’s hits, including “Music,” “Express Yourself” and “Like A Prayer.” Oh, and if you couldn’t tell by the title, The Pretenders’ 1994 hit “I’ll Stand By You” is in there as well. Call it a newly minted queer classic.
“I’ve got a lot of guests. A lot of #Pride. AND A LOT OF WARDROBE CHANGES,” Cyrus tweeted today. “We brought ALOT of LOVE into the legendary @theryman – See you there!”
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) June 17, 2021
The star-studded and glitter drenched special was first announced back in May as part of Cyrus’s overall development deal with NBCUniversal. As Variety reported at the time, the 28-year-old pop star provocateur’s Hopetown Entertainment will “develop scripted and unscripted projects for the NBCU outlets including NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA and Peacock. Cyrus may serve as a producer, performer and/or host on any number of network, cable, streaming and syndication programs.”
Cyrus has said she identifies as both pansexual and gender fluid. In 2015, she got an equal sign tattooed on her ring finger in support of same-sex marriage. But, yeah, this Pride hoe-down, which streams June 25, may be the queerest thing she’s done yet!