"[He] Begged me. He came several times. Third time I said, 'Yeah, sure,'" Billy Ray deadpanned. "No, I said 'yeah' right off the bat ... We all love Liam. He's a great young man. He did ask."
Jay then asked about how this proud papa felt about his 19-year-old daughter tying the knot. "She's pretty young, yeah, but ya know what? She's happy," he explained. "It's good to see her happy. That's what I care most about."
Another hot topic in regards to his daughter has been her new bleach blond, not-quite-buzz cut. "I think she's beautiful," Billy Rays says of Miley's daring new 'do. "She did come to me afterwards and asked me if I had any tips, so I tinkered around with it. I may have something ..."
That comment prompted an altered photo of Miley to flash up on the screen, showing his beloved daughter with a blond mullet. (Billy Ray, of course, had an infamous mullet back in the '80s and '90s.)
The singer-actor also talked about his next adventure, playing Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of "Chicago." "I felt like it would be a great challenge and a great opportunity to become a better actor and learn more," he explained. "At my age, I thought that I had done everything at least once, but I have never been on Broadway, so I'm excited to be in 'Chicago.'"