We, at New England Country Music, are continuing our series spotlighting women in country music. While the acronym WCW, standing for ‘Women Crush Wednesday,’ is often used for physical attraction, that is not the case here. This series will feature talented women who are crushing the country music scene.
This week, we are featuring country singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves. The thirty-one year old grew up in Texas and has one younger sister. Musgraves began showing an interest in music at a young age. When she was only eight, she wrote her very first song for her elementary school graduation. She started playing the mandolin, and before she was a teenager, she could play the guitar. Her family is pretty artsy as her mom is an artist, her dad owns a printing company, and her sister is a photographer!
When Kacey was eighteen, she moved to Austin, TX and was picked up by the independent record label, Triple Pop. Here, she recorded acoustic covers of One Republic’s ‘Apologize’ as well as Miley Cyrus’ ‘See You Again’ and both did well. Musgraves later signed with Mercury Nashville in 2012 and released her first single, ‘Merry Go Round.’ Her debut album, ‘Same Trailer Different Park,’ dropped in 2013. This WCW released three more albums: ‘Pageant Material,’ ‘A Very Kacey Christmas,’ and ‘Golden Hour.’ She has toured with starts such as Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, and George Strait.
Over the years, Kacey Musgraves has taken home six GRAMMY Awards. In 2013 she won the CMA Award New Artist of the Year. A year later, she won the ACM Award Album of the Year for ‘Same Trailer Different Park‘ and a CMA Song of the Year for ‘Follow Your Arrow.’ In 2016 Musgraves won the CMA International Achievement Award. In 2017 she won the ACM Award Female Vocalist of the Year. The list continues in 2018 when she won the CMA Album of the Year for ‘Golden Hour.’ And this past year she took home the ACM Award Album of the Year for ‘Golden Hour.’
We are excited to see where #spaceykacey goes from here.
Kacey Musgraves does not have any New England dates on her current tour schedule but be sure to download her latest album, ‘Golden Hour,’ on Apple Music here.
Stay tuned for our next installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page on Wednesday, November 20th.