Billy Ray has found a different kind of popularity by playing Miley's TV dad in Hannah Montana. How does it feel to be the real-life father of a teenage phenomenon? "When I read the script [for Hannah Montana], I felt like it was very well written, and I felt like Miley was Hannah Montana and Hannah Montana was Miley," Billy Ray says. "Together they make a really strong package."
Between taping the show and singing together, Miley spends a lot of time with her dad. "It's fun," Miley says. "He's my best friend." But Miley says Billy Ray has an even closer friend, named Tex. "[My dad] is my best friend, but his best friend is our dog," she jokes. "On our way here, we were in a jet and the dog took the couch and I had to sit on the armrest of the couch so the dog could sleep!"