15 Years Ago, Hannah Montana Premiered on Disney Channel

Ashley Gale

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On March 24th, 2006, the world met Miley Stweart. Miley was a young girl living in Malibu, California, she went to a normal public school and had two best friends, Lily and Oliver. However, when she wasn’t studying or with her friends, she was a worldwide superstar and went by the name Hannah Montana. Hannah had long blonde hair and wore funky outfits only she could pull off. She sang hit pop songs such as “The Best of Both Worlds,” “Nobody’s Perfect,” “The Other Side of Me” and many more. The show followed Miley (played by Miley Cyrus) living a double life as a normal teenager and also selling out concerts as Hannah. The cast also includes Jason Earles (Jackson, Miley’s brother), Billy Ray Cyrus (Robby Ray, Miley’s father), and Emily Osment (Lily, Miley’s best friend), Mitchel Musso (Oliver, Miley’s other best friend).

The American hit TV show premiered on Disney Channel during the new coming-of-age Disney Channel cast that included High School Musical, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, That’s So Raven and more. Other than Miley, the other stars in the era included Selena Gomez, Zac Efron, the Jonas Brothers, Raven Symone, Vanessa Hudgens and so many more that went on to have wonderful careers both inside and outside of Disney.

The show went on for four seasons. Throughout them, Hannah changed up her look. For the first two seasons, her blonde hair was long but switched in season three with a shorter wig. Then, for the final season, it was back to long. During it’s time, the show intertwined with other hit shows on Disney Channel creating 2 very special episodes called That’s So Sweet Life of Hannah Montana and Wizards on Deck With Hannah Montana. The show also had countless guest stars including Dolly Parton, the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Corbin Bleu and more.

During the show’s second season, the official soundtrack of season two was released called Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus that featured songs from both Hannah and Miley.

With the huge popularity of the show, the show was made into a movie that was released in theaters in 2009 and also a 3D concert movie featuring the Jonas Brothers. The Best of Both Worlds tour went all across America in 2007 and it sold out fast.

On the anniversary, Miley Cyrus took to twitter to share a note that she had written to Hannah. The tweet now has over 190,000 likes and over 37,000 retweets.

I was in middle school when Hannah Montana first premiered and it feels like forever ago. However, I will never forget how important the show was to me and how the show, amongst other shows on Disney Channel, changed my life. Stars on Disney back then were very important to me. I always had BOP or Tiger Beat with me at all times just in case someone asked me to give them a quiz or just to ask me what Nick Jonas was up to. With my obsession with celebrity culture and the overwall Hollywood lifestyle, it explained to me that it wasn't just a phase and that I wanted to work in the entertainment industry. At the time, I didn't know how but I knew that I would fit in in that particular industry. Finally having it figured out, I wanted to be a part of the press and writing about my favorite celebrities. I may only have a few years of actual writing experience, but I have over 15 years of experience constantly talking about celebrities and constantly reading about them.

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