Billy Ray Cyrus reminisces about his cherished moments with his daughter Miley Cyrus at CMA Fest amidst speculation about a possible family strain.

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The country singer took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to his pop star daughter amidst ongoing family tensions.

Billy Ray Cyrus, aged 62, embraced the spirit of CMA Fest recently. Reflecting on past experiences, he shared a throwback picture with his daughter, Miley Cyrus, on Instagram. The image evoked fond memories of their time together at the annual summer music event, formerly known as Fan Fair. In the caption, Billy Ray reminisced about the joyful moments spent amidst countless enthusiastic fans at the fairgrounds.

The following day, someone handed me this photo, and right there on the bus, I penned that poem,” he continued in the post, accompanied by Miley’s hit song “Flowers,” before commending her. “I’m immensely proud of her. She’s resilient and an authentic artist. From early on, she understood the importance of loving and valuing the fans who make everything possible.”

The singer of “Achy Breaky Heart” further expressed about their bond as father and daughter, “We both hold dearly to the connection we share with our fans and appreciate each and every one of you! Wishing you all a fantastic Friday! Let’s rock the country now!!!”

Amidst family turmoil, Billy Ray’s heartfelt message to Miley emerges, a reminder of unity amidst personal challenges. The backdrop to this sentiment lies in reported family discord, stemming from Tish Cyrus’s divorce filing from Billy Ray in April 2022. Court documents obtained by PEOPLE cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. The former couple, parents to five children, had reportedly lived apart for over two years.

In a joint statement to PEOPLE via a family representative, Billy Ray, and Tish, aged 57, expressed their mutual decision with love rather than sorrow, acknowledging 30 years together, their children, and shared experiences. They affirmed their intent to forge individual paths forward.

Seven months later, following Billy Ray’s announcement of his engagement to Firerose, he assured PEOPLE that the transition carried no animosity towards Tish. Reflecting on their relationship’s end, he remarked, “Everyone knew that that relationship was over a long time ago,” signaling a collective acceptance of moving forward.

In August 2023, Tish embarked on her own journey to remarriage, exchanging vows with Prison Break star Dominic Purcell in an intimate Malibu ceremony. Notably, only three of her children participated in the wedding festivities: son Trace and daughters Brandi and Miley, who took on roles as bridesmaids. The absence of her two youngest children, Noah and Braison, from the ceremony was evident.

According to a source cited by PEOPLE in February, Noah, aged 24, has remained staunchly supportive of Billy Ray following his split from Tish. The source noted their close bond, emphasizing Noah’s loyalty to her father. Subsequently, another insider revealed in March that Noah had a casual relationship with Purcell, aged 54, prior to his marriage to Tish. This connection potentially contributed to ongoing family tensions, with the source suggesting that Noah and Dominic engaged in an intermittent, informal romantic involvement.

Their relationship came to a halt, and Tish initiated a new dynamic,” the source continued, asserting that Tish was aware of Purcell’s previous involvement with Noah.

Despite ceasing their involvement when Purcell began his relationship with Tish, the source alleged that “Tish never allowed Noah the opportunity to address these matters before their marriage.”

In February, during Miley’s Grammy win for record of the year, she noticeably excluded her father from her acceptance speech at the ceremony, where Tish and Brandi, aged 37, were present. “I don’t believe I missed anyone,” she remarked after expressing gratitude to her mother, sister, and her partner, Maxx Morando. “But I might have overlooked underwear. Farewell!”