Billy to GMA: ‘The way they wrote it, ‘Hannah Montana,’ you know, destroyed my family what I mean to say & what I hope I said was, fame, the pressures of fame.. fame can be a dangerous animal. And it’s a delicate thing. It’s funny. You know, when you get in this industry and.. you strike so hard for that moment.
But, fame is dangerous.. I did kind of approach being a dad as a friend.. I was a great playmate. I mean, for teaching them how to camp and build fires and ride motorcycles and four-wheelers, and horses, and all those fun kind of things,
I was really good at that. As far as sitting down and doing algebra and science, the homework, I wasn’t very good at that. I look back on it and think, ‘you know what? Maybe, no doubt, I could have been a better dad.’