Kacey Musgraves has covered Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon.”
Kacey Musgraves and Chris Martin teamed up to perform “Rainbow” at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.
Hayley Williams of Paramore performed “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” with Kacey Musgraves last night. Some fan shot footage was posted online.
Judah and The Lion have released their new single “Pictures” featuring Kacey Musgraves.
Kacey Musgraves has released a video for “Rainbow.”
Kacey Musgrave’s Golden Hour won album of the year at last night’s Country Music Awards.
Kacey Musgraves performed “Happy & Sad” on Ellen.
Kacey Musgraves performed “Love is a Wild Thing” and “Wonder Woman” on Kimmel last night.
Kacey Musgraves performed “Golden Hour” on Corden last night.
Kacey Musgraves has announced a new tour. Natalie Prass and Soccer Mommy are opening.
Kacey Musgraves has released a new video for “High Horse.”
Kacey Musgraves performed “Rainbow” last night on Seth Meyers.
Kacey Musgraves performed “Velvet Elvis” on Corden last night.
Kacey Musgraves performed “High Horse” and “Slow Burn” last night on Saturday Night Live.
Kacey Musgraves has released a video for “Butterflies.”
Kacey Musgraves has released a video for “Space Cowboy.”
Kacey Musgraves performed “High Horse” on Ellen last night.
Kacey Musgraves released one of the two or three most important country albums of the decade back in 2013. The LP—her breakthrough, Same Trailer, Different Park—tossed a whole slew of country conventions in the garbage disposal with an “I don’t give a fuck” smile. Musgraves sounded sarcastic, but not disrespectful. Jaded, but not overly cynical. Instead of praising hometowns like most of her contemporaries, she painted them as havens for close-minded, philandering burnouts. Instead of steering well-clear of anything resembling a progressive political message, she sang about kissing lots of boys…or kissing lots of girls, if that’s what you’re into. Compared to the bro country wave that was on a cruise at the time, Musgraves was a breath of fresh air.
In the years since, a lot more artists like Kacey have come out of the woodwork—to the point where there’s no longer even a point in painting an “us vs. them” battle between the country mainstream and the “insurgency.” These days, most of the biggest “insurgent” heroes are shifting a boatload of records, scoring Grammy nominations, and selling out major headlining tours. It shouldn’t be understated how instrumental Musgraves was in creating an environment where that kind of harmonious balance could happen.
Kacey Musgraves performed “Slow Burn” on Colbert last night.
Kacey Musgraves new album, Golden Hour, is streaming over at NPR.