April 22, 2008 / 10:43 PM / 11 years ago

Miley Cyrus plans to write memoir

Singer Miley Cyrus waves at the Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old teen idol better known as “Hannah Montana,” plans to write a memoir about her journey to stardom, the Disney Book Group said on Tuesday.

The book, to be published by Disney-Hyperion Books and scheduled to hit bookshelves next spring, will trace her life from her roots in the Southern United States to Hollywood celebrity and will feature photographs from her famous family.

Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who rose to fame with 1992’s “Achy, Breaky Heart. In recent years, Miley has rocketed to her own stardom as “Hannah Montana” on the Disney Channel’s TV show of the same name about a girl who leads a double life as a teenager and singing sensation.

“I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me,” Cyrus said in a statement. “I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together, and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.”

“Hannah Montana” ranks first among TV series on U.S. cable television for children aged 6 to 14 and reaches more than 164 million viewers worldwide, according to Disney.

Last year’s “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds” concert tour was a sensation, and a recent Disney movie of that tour was a box-office hit.

Disney Book Group and Disney-Hyperion Books are part of the Walt Disney Co.

Reporting and Writing by Syantani Chatterjee; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Peter Cooney

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