The show's five stars — Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Mitchel Musso, Jason Earles, and Billy Ray Cyrus — appear in all first-season episodes.
Recurring cast are Shanica Knowles as Amber Addison, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as Ashley Dewitt, Greg Baker as Francis Corelli, Morgan York as Sarah, Cody Linley as Leslie "Jake" Ryan, Romi Dames as Traci Van Horn, Dolly Parton as Aunt Dolly, Vicki Lawrence as Mamaw Ruthie, Frances Callier as Roxy, and Moises Arias as Rico.
John Carta, who also composes the music cues to signify scene changes and commercial breaks, composed the music for the song.
The song's lyrics describe the basic premise of the television series.
"Just Like You" and "The Other Side of Me" were originally tested for the opening theme song, before "Best of Both Worlds" was chosen as the theme.
Each cast member's name is "wiped" on the screen in a marquee-light-style, and episode clips of the cast members' character are shown as well.
Season 1 included a special episode called "On the Road Again?The season's soundtrack was released on October 24, 2006 under the title Hannah Montana.The season itself was released on DVD as a four disc set on November 18, 2008, by Disney DVD.There were many guest stars including Corbin Bleu as Johnny Collins, Paul Vogt as Dontzig, Matt Winston as Fermine, Andre Kinney as Cooper, Ashley Tisdale as Maddie Fitzpatrick, and Lisa Arch as Liza the photographer.Co-stars for this season are Derek Basco, Kyle Kaplan, Creagen Dow, Jack Taylor, Blake Berris, Frances Bay, Christian Serratos, Ryan Newman, Summer Bishil, Kunal Sharma, Cutter Garcia, Helen Duffy, Jeff Mallare, Betsy Kelso, Noah Cyrus, Aimee Teegarden, Gena De Vivo, Destiny Edmond, Jay Brian Winnick, Dollar Tan, Jason Thornton, Gary Pease, Marius Mazmanian, and Alec Leddand.