Source: Luke Bryan & Miley Cyrus Duet Coming – UPDATED

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Photo: Miley Cyrus / RCA – Luke Bryan / Capitol Nashville

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(6-18-2014 2:25 PM CDT): According to Luke Bryan, there is no Miley Cyrus duet coming. On Wednesday, Luke posted via Twitter, “Why is everyone asking if I’m doing a duet with miley. Not true.” As reported below, NASH’s America’s Morning Show co-host Chuck Wicks had reported Luke Bryan and Miley Cyrus were had a duet in the pipeline, and the rumor was later “confirmed” by radio personality Blair Garner (read confirmation tweet). Read more below.

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Pop country cash cow Luke Bryan and pop star progeny Miley Cyrus could have a collaboration in the works according to various sources, including country music artist and co-host of NASH’s America’s Morning Show Chuck Wicks. On Monday morning’s program, Wicks conveyed to listeners that Luke Bryan and Miley Cyrus have a duet coming, though he gave no specifics on how the collaboration may take shape. Then another host of the show, radio personality Blair Garner confirmed the information through another source. America’s Morning Show is Cumulus Media’s syndicated NASH flagship based out of New York City.

Neither the Luke Bryan or Miley Cyrus camps have announced or confirmed anything.

Luke Bryan is arguably the biggest crossover star in country music right now, and a Miley Cyrus is not that far down in stature in the pop world. Still, a collaboration seems like somewhat of a stretch for both artists. Miley has said numerous times that despite the country music lineage from her father Billy Ray Cyrus, she would rather avoid the country music world. She told Parade Magazine in 2010 of why she never dabbled in country, “It scares me, that’s why. It feels contrived on so many levels. Unless you’re wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots and singing and whining about your girlfriend or boyfriend leaving you it’s not going to sell. I think that’s why my dad finally got out of it. You have to wear those cowboy boots and be sweet as pie. It makes me nervous, the politics of it all.

Still, according to Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley was born and bred around Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and she does a pretty blistering version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” (Dolly is also Miley’s godmother). Of course it’s not likely this collaboration would be traditional country, and there’s also no promises it would be country at all. Certainly Luke Bryan and country music have moved so far towards pop where there may not be anything country about the duet at all.

Another interesting tidbit: At the ACM awards in April co-hosted by Luke Bryan, he made a playful dig at Miley in the opening monologue. “Jake [Owen] lost a finger in a go-cart accident,” Luke said. “You know where they found it? On Miley Cyrus’ tour bus. It was takin’ a selfie and smokin’ a doobie.”

For what it’s worth, here’s Luke Bryan covering Miley a few years ago.