Miley Cyrus Performs Bob Dylan Track on ‘Ellen’
Miley Cyrus‘ mature, subdued cover of Bob Dylan‘s ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go‘ may have permanently shattered any notion that she’s still just a Disney teen pop singer. The young star has been earning praise for her remake, and she brought it to ‘Ellen’ today for a live audience.
Performing only with an acoustic guitar player, Cyrus impressed with her seemingly effortless vocals, which revealed a hint of twang when she sang, “Flowers on the hillside, bloomin’ crazy / Crickets talkin’ back and forth in rhyme / Blue river runnin’ slow and lazy / I could stay with you forever and never realize the time.”
After the performance, Cyrus chatted briefly with host Ellen DeGeneres. The former ‘American Idol‘ judge was blown away, using the word “beautiful” three times. Ellen asked Miley about appearing on the ‘Chimes of Freedom‘ Dylan tribute album. “I’m so excited to be on this record, with so many cool people, everyone I’ve dreamed of working with,” Cyrus said. “And just being able to cover a Dylan tune is so awesome.”
She also expressed satisfaction that her efforts are helping Amnesty International, which benefits from the tribute album, available now in stores and online.
Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Bob Dylan on ‘Ellen’