BEST: Miley Cyrus Goes Country-Rock
"The happiest she's ever been!" sister Noah gushed while daddy/palooka Billy Ray Cyrus, looking as if he stumbled off the Mulholland Drive lot, beamed. Based on her performance of new single "Malibu," Miley Cyrus is the world's happiest SoCal music fan. As the guitars strummed harder than the Chainsmokers' Andrew Taggart managed 20 minutes earlier, Cyrus belted this valentine to blue skies and guys you imagine enjoying them. The balloons dropped onstage were a bit much – the kind of forced joy that reinforced the contrived casualness of "Malibu" – but at least Cyrus showed up Florida Georgia Line when it comes to summoning the warmth of early Eighties Urban Cowboy country-pop crossover.