On Wednesday, Lauren Daigle shared how Miley Cyrus helped launch the beginning of her music career. Daigle shared the story while being interviewed on the red carpet at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
Daigle said, “OK, so it was the day I was kicked off American Idol. I ran into Miley Cyrus in this nail salon, and she said, ‘Mom, Mom, you’ve got to meet this girl. I can tell just from the way she talks she needs to be on radio.’ And so I flew and met her mom, like just one day, so she didn’t manage me or anything, but we met up and she was really encouraging.
“And then—talk about another full circle moment—we were at the Grammys about to perform, and Miley heard me backstage with her manager and someone in the management team, and they came running up, and they’re like, ‘Girl, thank you for doing this. Like we love your music.’ I was like, ‘Miley was the beginning. Like, she figured it out.'”