3 Iconic Moments from Miley Cyrus’ Pride Special

Miley Cyrus at the Tom Ford Fall Winter 2020 show.
Miley Cyrus at the Tom Ford Fall Winter 2020 show. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (10551994dc)

We’re almost at the end of Pride Month and to celebrate Miley Cyrus has a huge concert on Peacock. Titled Stand by You, the special premiered on June 25, and it included tons of amazing performances including the singer’s greatest hits as well as some of the biggest songs of the decade. Cyrus was joined by award-winning artists, special guests, and LGBTQ+ allies. To say the night was one huge party would be an understatement. Here are three of the most iconic moments from the Pride special.

Call For Action

There were many amazing country artists who took to the Nashville stage with Cyrus, but two of the most memorable performances were Marren Morris and Mickey Guyton. Morris and Cyrus sang ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” and Guyton joined Cyrus for Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”.

Maren Morris and Mickey Guyton

The night was full of colorful performances like “Stand By You”, “Believe”, “Music,” “Express Yourself,” and “Like a Prayer”, but it was what Cyrus did between songs that caught our attention. She brought attention to the trials the LGBTQ community continues to face, comparing their struggles to what we’ve had to face during the pandemic. “Isolation, being distanced or removed from our families, or feeling a loss of freedom in lockdown,” Cyrus said, “hate and injustice and inequality is a global pandemic all on its own. This community and the rights of individuals apart of it are at risk.” 

Brothers Osborne’s “We Belong”

Brothers Osborne, featuring brothers John and TJ Osborne, performed Pat Benatar’s “We Belong” with Cyrus and it was super meaningful because TJ is the first openly gay man with a major label country recording contract. He came out earlier this year.