Kacey Musgraves announced today on Instagram that we will be hearing two new songs from her in six days! We’ll keep you guys posted when the songs come out! So exciting that a new Kacey era is among us!
We’ve also added this beautiful new (high-quality) image of Kacey to our gallery. We’re assuming this one was taken by Jamie Nelson as well as the other two new photos we’ve seen. Kacey is also featured in the March 2018 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Enjoy these new photos below.
Dress rehearsal for “Crossroads,” the June 13 CMT special that pairs the pop star with country newcomer Kacey Musgraves, is an hour away, but all Perry can think about is getting undressed. Recently arrived at her trailer on-site at Sony’s Culver City lot, she slips out of her Jeremy Scott tube-sock dress and into a white bathrobe and flip-flops, clearly unconcerned about who might be watching.
“I’ve seen her naked,” says Perry, 29, motioning to Musgraves.
”A couple of times,” Musgraves, 25, confirms. “And it won’t be the last.”
Further occasions for dressing-room exhibitionism will come in August, when Musgraves joins Perry’s arena tour for 15 dates and the better part of a month. It’s an interesting move for both. Headliners often bestow their validation, and the benefit of exposure, on opening acts they admire. “I always like to introduce great music to the people in the audience,” says Perry. But pop princesses like Perry don’t often pick country newcomers. And while the other acts opening various legs of Perry’s U.S. tour — Capital Cities and Tegan & Sara — make oddball pop music, both have had top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” peaked at No. 60 on the Hot 100 and reached No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
The contrasts between the two are evident when they take the stage the next night, from head (lime-green shoulder-length choppy cut for Perry, long Loretta Lynn curls for Musgraves) to toe (Manolo Blahniks for Perry, custom-made Old Gringo boots for Musgraves). But so are the commonalities. Both are all-American girls who get away with pushing the boundaries. Perry broke out in 2008 with “I Kissed a Girl”; Musgraves endorsed the same behavior in 2013’s “Follow Your Arrow,” a song about those who find the straight and narrow “a little too straight.”
No doubt in both cases this represents a sensibility shaped by a combination of a conservative background with a moral and artistic restlessness. Perry is the child of evangelical ministers. As for Musgraves, “My parents aren’t crazy conservative,” she says. “They’re actually pretty open-minded. But my grandparents are, and where I’m from, East Texas, is the Bible Belt.” So she can relate to Perry on that score. “It gave us perspective because we both have that. But we both left those worlds.”
”We left those worlds, but we kept our compasses,” Perry adds. (“Awww,” Musgraves interjects.)”I think [Kacey] straddles the line like I straddle the line of appropriateness and still maintaining a sexuality that is healthy and exciting. And it’s not all about that. It’s about sending inspiring and empowering messages and being a think-for-yourself type of woman.” These two freethinkers crossed paths when Musgraves released the first single from “Same Trailer Different Park,” “Merry Go ‘Round,” in September 2012. Perry tweeted her love for it. “I understand that I have a lot of followers on Twitter, and one tweet can go a distance,” she says.
Musgraves felt the effects at a distance — she was crossing a street in Dublin when she glanced at her phone and saw her Twitter following spike. But Perry wasn’t done yet. “Stalked her on the Internet, as I do with everyone,” says Perry, who reached out to bring Musgraves to Los Angeles to work on the early writing sessions for “Prism.” Though those songs didn’t make the record, a partnership was born. Musgraves — along with Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding and Tegan & Sara — was part of Perry’s We Can Survive concert, a benefit for young women with breast cancer, at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles, in October 2013. And the two got in another studio session at the time. “A good song came out of it,” Musgraves told Billboard in December. “I love when brains come together with different colors and influences to throw into the mix. We’re fans of each other, so it works.” The announcement of the “Crossroads” taping followed a few months later.
The stakes are high for Musgraves to leverage her association with Perry into crossover opportunities in radio and touring alike. Although she has played a handful of stadium dates as an opener for Kenny Chesney and just wrapped an arena run with Lady Antebellum, her own draw as a headliner tells a more interesting story. On her most recent club tour, at the end of 2013, she played 800- to 1,000-capacity venues like Detroit’s Saint Andrews Hall and New York’s Bowery Ballroom — rooms more commonly associated with the latest indie-rock craze than a Nashville newbie. Playing to mainstream crowds in the Midwest and Canada could provide the exposure Musgraves needs to go from critical fave to Taylor Swift-like crossover. “It’s an amazing pop look, the stamp of validation in another world for Kacey Musgraves from the queen, Katy,” says Mitch Rose, head of the Los Angeles music department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which booked both artists on the tour.
We’ve added High-Quality screen captures from Kacey and Katy’s Billboard interview to the gallery – both ladies are completely flawless – who isn’t excited for this pairing!? It’s gonna be amazing! ♥
Kacey and Katy are on the cover of Billboard Magazine! This photoshoot is drop-dead freaking amazing. Kacey looks stunning! Check them out below along with an article and video:
Pop princess Katy Perry and country music darling Kacey Musgraves grace the cover of this week’s Billboard. The pairing isn’t as random as you think: the singers are teaming up for an upcoming “Crossroads” special (June 13 on CMT), and in August Musgraves joins Perry’s Prismatic world tour as opener. As Perry points out in the cover story, there’s a kinship there that goes beyond their shared backgrounds as All-American girls from conservative worlds.
“I think [Kacey] straddles the line like I straddle the line of appropriateness and still maintaining a sexuality that is healthy and exciting,” Perry says. “And it’s not all about that. It’s about sending inspiring and empowering messages and being a think-for-yourself type of woman.”
Go behind the scenes of Katy and Kacey’s Billboard cover shoot in the exclusive video interview below, plus check out five things we learned about music’s hottest tour coupling of the year.
WHY A KATY/KACEY PAIRING MAKES SENSE. “We’re both very whimsical in our own ways, but I think at heart we’re both songwriters,” says Musgraves. For her part, Perry says she “instantly connected” with her country counterpart after hearing her debut single “Merry Go ‘Round.” “She struck a chord in me,” she says. “I feel like we have the same eyes. Not in a physical sense, but in a way of perception.”
KATY STALKED KACEY. After she heard “Merry Go ‘Round” Perry did a little bit of ol’ fashioned cyberstalking — “as I do with everyone,” she notes — and reached out to Musgraves about teaming up. The songs they worked on didn’t make the cut on “Prism,” but a partnership was born.
WHAT YOU’LL HEAR ON THEIR CROSSROADS SPECIAL. Expect songs from each of Perry’s three studio albums, encompassing her fun, inspirational and singer-songwriter selves. She’ll also take a backseat during Musgraves’ set. “You’ll hear me doing a lot of background vocals… and a little of that country flair.” Musgraves will bring a “storyteller vibe” to her set, which she admits won’t have any “super-anthemic, firework-type songs.” Hearing a reference to one of her biggest hits, Perry shot back, “are you making fun of my song?”
KATY HAS SEEN KACEY NAKED. “A couple times,” Musgraves confirms. “And it won’t be the last.” They’ll have plenty more chances for dressing-room exhibitionism when Kacey joins Katy’s “Prismatic” tour in August.
AND EXPECT DUETS APLENTY ON TOUR. Kacey: “For me, you could just put all your songs in a hat and just grab any of them and I would fucking love to sing any of them.” Perry reassured her that “we’re doing that on tour.” Musgraves says that “Teenage Dream” is “obviously the best pop song ever written.”
Our gorgeous lady Kacey Musgraves has made the Maxim Hot 100 of 2014! Kacey is #70 on the list! This issue hits stands on June 3rd!
A day earlier, the mag revealed ten sexy singers are on the list.
They include Iggy Azalea (No. 96), Lana Del Rey (No. 82), Rita Ora (No. 73), Kacey Musgraves (No. 70), Carrie Underwood (No. 56), Kellie Pickler (No. 46), Shakira (No. 38), Beyoncé (No. 21), Christina Aguilera (No. 15) and Rihanna (No. 11).
The full list will be revealed on June 3, when the new issue comes out.
Kacey Musgraves is featured in May’s issue of Elle Magazine (US) in the Women in Music section! It features an image of Kacey and a page worth of information about her, a few quotes from her, and other quotes from Nashville writer Callie Khouri who speaks about powerful women in country music. It’s a good read, so check the scans out in our gallery or go get your copy of Elle today!
View the full-size, high-quality scans by clicking the picture above or click here!
Kacey is completely flawless in the new photo shoot image from Elle’s latest issue! It features her on the beach wearing a lacy, white gown and some cool jewelry. This has got to be my new favorite image of her. She’s just too beautiful! ♥ View the full version by clicking the link here. ♥
Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves are two of the many ladies honored in Elle magazine’s Women in Music issue!
The two young singers opened up to the glossy about their careers. They were joined in the issue by Angel Haze, Iggy Azalea, Jetta, Warpaint, Lily Allen, Neneh Cherry, Banks, Foxes, and Cher in the issue.
Ariana on always looking forward: “If something great happens, I celebrate it for about—I’m not even kidding—a minute and a half. Then I start thinking about the next step.”
Kacey on why she’s direct in her songs: “It’s hard for me to swallow when someone says, ‘You’re a rebel, you’re an outlaw,’ because no, I’m not. The things I sing about are not controversial to me. The fact that they’re even considered controversial in this day and age is really sad.”
For more from Ariana and Kacey, visit Elle.com!
Kacey is featured in US Weekly’s latest issue Girls Who Rock. It features an older image of her, but it’s still nice to see Kacey gaining some exposure! You can pick up the issue in stores now, and also view the featured image below!
Along with that, we’ve added a new photoshoot by Kacey’s sister Kelly Christine to our gallery. It features Kacey riding a horse and looking naturally gorgeous! Check out the photos full-size below…
Kacey is featured in the January 2014 issue of Southern Living Magazine – out now! Check out the article below, and there is also a new photoshoot image added to our gallery, which marks the first photoshoot image of Kacey we have for 2014! See the full size image by clicking the thumbnail to the side. ♥
Home Base: Nashville, Tennessee
Country music has always had a soft spot for rebels, but it’s never met one quite like Kacey Musgraves. After appearing on Nashville Star in 2007, and cowriting songs for Miranda Lambert and ABC’s Nashville, Kacey’s fourth record, Same Trailer Different Park, finally nudged her into the spotlight last year. Her music easily found fans among the country faithful, but the Texas native’s pop-rock production style—plus her knife-sharp wit, which takes aim at social conventions skirted by mainstream country—has helped win her fans among crowds less inclined toward twang. “If you save yourself for marriage, you’re a bore/If you don’t save yourself for marriage, you’re a horr…ible person,” she sarcastically drawls on “Follow Your Arrow.” She may have raised some traditionalists’ eyebrows, but she’s got a hit record, chart-topping singles, a globe-trotting tour, and as many 2013 CMA nominations as Taylor Swift to show for it. Though the past year has done a number on her bucket list, there’s at least one item left: a headlining gig at the Ryman Auditorium. She may be a rebel, but she hasn’t forgotten her roots. “It’s ridiculous to think that you’re on the same stage as Johnny Cash and George Jones and Kitty Wells,” Kacey says. “It is kind of a hallowed place.”
Musical Hero: John Prine
Her New Fave: Brandy Clark
Kacey’s Biscuits & Jam Tracks: “Merry Go ‘Round” and “Silver Lining”
From the January 2014 Magazine Issue