Miley Cyrus presented Dolly Parton with the first-ever Hitmaker Award at the Billboard Women in Music event. Cyrus praised Parton as an influential figure in the music industry and acknowledged her achievements, including 25 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country charts and 10 Grammy Awards. Parton thanked Cyrus and expressed her gratitude for the recognition. She also emphasized the importance of women songwriters in country music and encouraged them to take control of their own business. The two artists collaborated on a track for Parton's holiday album.