Miley Cyrus Unveils Fax Machine Encounter with Dolly Parton

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An adorable story of Miley Cyrus and her godmother Dolly Parton was revealed by the 29-year-old pop star.

In a recent episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, Cyrus discussed her collaboration with Parton for the 2022 T-Mobile commercial and how it is ironic that this iconic singer would be partaking in advertisements promoting modern technology when she still relies on fax machines to communicate.

“It was amazing because she was doing it for the phones, yet every time I coordinate and communicate with Dolly, it’s still through fax,” said Cyrus. “So, I don’t know what she’s talking about. She’s rarely on the phone.” 

When Meyers joked that the commercial now feels like false advertising, Cyrus explained how the 80s icon has attempted to use cell phones with assistance from others. But she continues to use the fax machine anyway. 

“We do use the phone, but she does the fax, and then someone scans the fax, and then they put it into a text message, and then that gets sent to me,” Cyrus further stated. 

“And it’s always signed, so now I’ve kind of started my own version where I go into the notes, and I’ve started to try to make my own letters, because there’s something so amazing … just about a connection, it’s not casual, you know? You know that she took the time to get out, I guess, her typewriter.” 

But the most noteworthy effort at communicating with Parton includes a cassette tape and flip phone, which she proudly refers to as “high-tech.”

“She made me a demo one time where she talks about being super high-tech, but it was all through a cassette, which she then voice memoed onto a flip phone, which someone then put onto the iPhone, which then got sent to me,” Cyrus added. 

Yet, Parton was open to exploring something new when it came to Cyrus’ cover of her smash hit song “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” for Saturday Night Live’s cold open last May, a last-minute decision by Lorne Michaels. 

“I got a fax. She loved it,” stated Cyrus. “She loves when I introduce my fans to her music in a way that’s still me.” 

Dolly Parton is one of the most successful female artists in history, with over 100 million records sold worldwide. She has won multiple awards and continues to inspire new generations through her music today.