Kacey Musgraves ran away with the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, winning the 2019 awards for Country Album and Album, Golden Hour. She won the Country Song award for “Space Cowboy,” and Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies.”
Kacey has been on the radar at the Texas Music Chart and Best In Texas since 2007, so this is the time for a brief retrospective on this highly talented Texas woman.
She appeared on Nashville Star at age 18, one of ten people chosen from 20,000 who auditioned. While she didn’t win, Kasey told us she benefitted from the difficult experience, “It was an emotional roller coaster,” said Musgraves. “One of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but maybe the most rewarding.”
She found the critiques stressful but also helpful in toughening her up. She also made good contacts in Nashville, including getting to know Radney Foster. The two of them are both first-class writers. Writing is key to Musgraves: “Writing is such a huge part of who I am,” she said. “I consider myself a country artist, but I’d like to think my music has a good, gritty, Texas, rockin’ feel to it – Jack Ingram crossed with Loretta Lynn.”
In 2014, the 14th Annual Country Critics Poll named Kacey Musgraves Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Album Artist of the Year, Singles Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. The national critics knew this woman was a special talent.
Now the girl from Golden, Texas, who has been performing since she was nine years old, is a Grammy winner again. Musgraves won her first Grammy for Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park. She told us in 2007 that she’d like to hear more women on Texas music radio. Today, we’d all like to hear more of her music on any radio station anywhere.