[artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] is embracing her country roots — her dad is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, after all — by performing at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5 in Las Vegas. The singer will sing her hit "The Climb," according to People.
The show will be hosted by Reba McEntire, and country acts Lady Antebellum, John Rich, Lee Ann Womack and Jamey Johnson are also scheduled to perform. Miley's friend Taylor Swift, who performed her song "Fifteen" with the "Hannah Montana" star at the Grammy Awards, is nominated for Top Female Vocalist, Video of the Year for "Love Story" and Album of the Year for Fearless.
"The Climb" is on the soundtrack to "Hannah Montana: The Movie." Cyrus debuted the song at a Disney event back in September and also sang it at the Kids' Inaugural concert in January.
In a recent interview, Cyrus talked about how she wanted to focus more on her country roots. "In the movie, my character goes back to Nashville," she said, Just Jared reports. "The soundtrack is all about Nashville, and that's where I'm from, that's my roots. I think that's a lot of the reason I am who I am."
The movie features a dance called the "Hoedown Throwdown," which has her fans jumping on the country bandwagon. "I have all these different kids at events who say, 'Oh yeah, I know the "Hoedown Throwdown" now,' and that's really cool that they're getting to dance to it," she said. "In the theaters, I think if they danced to it, it would be kind of cool."