Singer Miley Cyrus says her new single "Inspired" was partly written for her dad because he played a huge part in her career.

The 24-year-old musician says her single pays homage to her father Cyrus as he has always been there for her, even when she took to the stage for her controversial VMAs performance in 2013, reported Billboard.

"You know, my dad is a huge part in this, a huge part of who I am. You know how maybe some people have seen me as not a family person? But I love my family! 

"I'm really close with my dad. If you noticed, he was standing beside me at the VMA's when I was wearing like, a thong! My dad was like four people away, and he was like, 'This is creepy!'" Miley says.

The "Malibu" hitmaker says she is proud of her father for not forgetting his roots.

"My dad is always in a baseball hat, he's in sneakers, he's not in cowboy boots and a cowboy hat all the time. He doesn't play the game. And I think that has come from even him having some pride and being like, 'I'm not going to change who I am, to fit in into a country category.'" she says.