Kacey Lee Musgraves is an American country music singer and songwriter. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh.
Musgraves was discovered professionally in 2008 while living in Austin; recordings from that time are available on a digital EP online. Musgraves joined Lady Antebellum
on their Own the Night 2012 tour in the United Kingdom.
Musgraves also co-wrote Miranda Lambert's
2013 single "Mama's Broken Heart". Rolling Stone magazine listed "Follow Your Arrow" at number 39 of their list of 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time, and said that Musgraves was "one of the loudest symbols of young country musicians embracing progressive values."
Musgraves was nominated for four awards at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. Kacey's fourth studio album, Same Trailer Different Park, debuted at number 2, selling 42,000 copies.
In April 2014, Musgraves won the Academy of Country Music award for album of the year for Same Trailer Different Park. In June 2014, she released a new song called The Trailer Song, which she debuted on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Same Trailer Different Park was certified gold in August 2014 for selling over 500,000 copies. Musgraves' single "Follow Your Arrow" was also certified gold, and "Merry Go Round" was certified platinum.
Musgraves is known for her controversial lyrics in the conservative country music genre. Common controversial topics in her music are homosexuality acceptance, safe sexual intercourse, recreational marijuana use, and questioning religious sentiment.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Musgraves talked about criticism she faced for her rebellious lyrics. "I think throwing the rebel card out there is really cheap," she said. "The things I'm singing about are not controversial to me, I don't push buttons to push buttons. I talk about things that have made an impression on me that a lot of people everywhere are going through.
Kacey Lee Musgraves
August 21, 1988 ( age
Mineola, Texas, United States
Country, Traditional country, Americana, Alt-Country
Vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Miranda Lambert, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark, Katy Perry, Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum
Kacey Musgraves Awards
Grammy Award for Best Country Album: Same Trailer Different Park
Grammy Award for Best Country Song: "Merry Go 'Round"