Hannah Montana's Emily Osment Shares Heavenly Secret About Working With Dolly Parton

At the CMT Music Awards 2024, Emily Osment exclusively told E! News about her best memories from Hannah Montana—and of course, they involve costar Dolly Parton.

By Lindsay Weinberg Apr 08, 2024 12:48 AMTags
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Nobody's perfect, but Dolly Parton comes pretty close.

In fact, Hannah Montana alum Emily Osment's best memories from the Disney Channel series involve the one and only country star, who played Miley's (Miley Cyrus) godmother during the show's run from 2006 to 2011.

"I'm looking around hoping Dolly Parton is gonna walk by at any moment," Emily exclusively told E! News' Paul Costabile at the 2024 CMT Music Awards on April 7. "She did a few episodes with us and like, oh my gosh, she smells so good."

As for her other favorite moments from the show, Emily quipped, "That's all I got. She smells amazing. It's all remember. Dolly Parton smells like heaven." (See every head-turning look at the CMT Music Awards here.)

While Emily didn't share what perfume Dolly was spritzing on set, the "Jolene" icon is known for her line at Scent Beauty, which includes her signature fragrance with top notes of mandarin, blackcurrent, crisp pear and fresh peony blossom.

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As for Emily, these days the actress is working on the Young Sheldon spinoff centered on her character Mandy and Georgie (Montana Jordan).

"We got engaged on the show and then I got engaged in real life," she quipped to E! on the red carpet, referring to real-life fiancé Jack Anthony's proposal at Yosemite National Park last summer. Noting their wedding planning process is going "pretty good," Emily revealed that she and Jack will by tying the knot at the end of the year.

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Although she did not reveal where the nuptials will be taking place, perhaps she'll be considering Texas after attending the CMT Music Awards at the Moody Center in Austin.

"This is unbelievable," she added. "We're so happy to be here—I haven't been to Austin in 25 years. This is a very cool time to come back."

Tune into E! News April 8 for more interviews from the show, and read on to see all the country stars stepping out at the CMT Music Awards.

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Mickey Guyton

Melissa Etheridge

Jelly Roll

Emma Roberts

Emily Ann Roberts

Lainey Wilson

Chase Stokes, Kelsea Ballerini

Emily Osment

Jennifer Nettles

Minnie Driver

Amber Riley

Ashley Cooke

Gayle King

Tiera Kennedy


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Trisha Yearwood

Lukas Nelson

Ashley McBryde

Tiera Kennedy

Jane Seymour


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Brandi Cyrus

Leah Turner

Chase Rice

Julie Williams

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