Billy Ray Cyrus Says Miley Cyrus Was "So Sad" Over The Death Of Whitney Houston and Etta James

March 22, 2012 AT 6:01 PM
Hollyscoop TV's Diana Madison spoke to Billy Ray Cyrus at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show, and he told us how his daughter, Miley Cyrus is reacting to Houston's passing: "She's so sad about the loss of Whitney Houston," Billy Ray told Hollyscoop. "She was also very close with Etta James. Etta was a great influence to Miley. A lot of memories of me and Miley driving back and forth to the set of Hannah Montana with Etta James just roaring in the CD player." Billy Ray adds that Miley eventually became personal friends with Etta James.