Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes teamed to perform a tribute to Dolly Parton at the MusiCares gala honoring the legendary country singer Friday night.
Cyrus told Variety ‘s Marc Malkin that she reached out to Shawn Mendes to set up the collab via Instagram DMs.
“I actually sent him a DM and said I don’t know what you’re trying to do next because I’ve actually been in his position in his career too before where you’re someone who I think is trying to fit into pop music and you want to be played on pop music but you don’t want to be conformist and you want to do your own thing,” Cyrus said. “I love the way that he always kind of plays alternative pop because it’s something that I love to do.”
The pair was accompanied by Mark Ronson for the 1983 duet that featured Kenny Rogers.