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“Bourbon in Kentucky” Featuring Kacey Musgraves

Dierks Bentley released a new music video for his song featuring Kacey Musgraves “Bourbon in Kentucky.” Kacey isn’t in the video, but if you haven’t heard the song, you can hear it now and watch the video.

Article: “Kacey Musgraves OK with FOrging her own Path

Here’s a new article posted two days ago from Suntimes – enjoy!

Taking the stage at the Grammy Awards last month with a flowing gown of blush pink, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves made a tearjerker of an acceptance speech for best country song (“Merry Go ‘Round”) and best country album (“Same Trailer Different Park”). Minutes later, the 25-year-old Texan ditched the flowing gown for a country-western get-up featuring illuminated boots.

In just a short time, Musgraves showed the world that she truly does follow her arrow, wherever it points.

“[Laughs] Yes, I saw a lot of people in that crowd a bit wonderstruck by our electric suits,” says Musgraves of the Grammy performance of her latest single, “Follow Your Arrow.” “Getting up on that stage was a full-circle moment and very humbling and flattering. I mean, it’s the highest honor you can receive in music. But I don’t know if it changed my life. It’s hard to get the perspective on that. If anything, it’s going to allow me to stick around and do what I love a lot longer.”

In the year since her debut album was released, Musgraves has gained a legion of fans who find themselves drowning within the lyrics of her songs and keeping her album at the top of the charts — from girls that got “bored and got married” to guys who found the “straight and narrow a bit too straight.”

“I loved watching the album go back to number one after the Grammys,” says Musgraves of “Same Trailer Different Park,” which made her as the first solo female country artist in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release. “It’s cool to see a project that means so much to me continue to have life. You only get to make your first record one time. So I want to hold on to it as long as I can.”

With a tour schedule that has Musgraves sharing the stage this summer with everyone from Willie Nelson to Katy Perry, all indications are that the album still has a lot of life and inspiration left to share.

“I could not ask for a more dream career right now,” says Musgraves, who also goes into April with a slew of Academy of Country Music Awards nominations. “The range of people I am touring with pretty much sums me up musically. I am so into traditional tried-and-true classics, but I’m also into a lot of other things. It’s all about bridging those gaps.”

In fact, Musgraves says “Follow Your Arrow” originally had its eyes on Perry, who passed on the song because she thought it sounded more like Musgraves.

“Katy has been a huge champion of mine, whether in terms of my songwriting or my record,” explains Musgraves. “Even when ‘Merry Go Round’ came out, she was already a huge supporter. We have stayed in touch and truly are mutual fans. It’s all about supporting all kinds of genres. It’s the music and the songwriting that is always the common thread there. Plus, I think it’s going to be cool to see a whole different side of music that I haven’t got to see yet.”

Coming into Chicago Feb. 26 alongside Lady Antebellum and Kip Moore, Musgraves says she is no hurry to start, or try to “one up” her last album anytime soon.

“Everything goes downhill when you start doing that,” she says. “You have to keep doing what you have been doing, no matter how many people like or don’t like it.”

[Suntimes]

Kacey Supports Falling Whistles

Kacey posted this message to her social networks today:

Ever heard of Falling Whistles? I’m wearing one ’cause it’s cute and to support awareness about the craziness going on in Congo and to support a cause that’s helping to bring peace. Children who are too small to carry guns are given whistles instead and sent to the front-lines of war to act as human shields. So..you can wear the whistle as a symbol of protest and be a voice for those kid’s unimaginable fate. I’m designing a one-of-a-kind super neat one that could be yours if you wanna support!

Go to: www.1000whistles.com/kaceymusgraves to enter!!

Sounds amazing! If you guys wanna enter to win Kacey’s personalized whistle, go ahead and visit the link above. This is a really great organization, and something that’s positive for us to support because Kacey supports it!

“Same Trailer Different Park” At No. 1 This Week!

Who says you can’t go back? Certainly not Kacey Musgraves, who is celebrating a return to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park.

The project, which has spawned the hits “Merry Go ’Round,” “Blowin’ Smoke” and “Follow Your Arrow,” popped back into the top seat after Kacey’s performance of “Follow Your Arrow” and win for Best Country Album on the Grammy Awards Feb. 2. She also received a second Grammy award for Best Country Song for “Merry Go ’Round.”

Congratulations to Kacey and her team. And tune in to the season finale of Austin City Limits on PBS this Saturday to see more of Miss Musgraves.

[Country Weekly]

Kacey Musgraves is Nominated for 5 ACM Awards!

The nominees for 2014’s Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced! Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations, including her second consecutive nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category, as the artist and producer, for Same Trailer Different Park. See what categories Kacey’s nominated for below:

Female Vocalist of the year
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Album of the Year
Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Here’s To the Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Video of the Year
“Better Dig Two” – The Band Perry
“Blowin’ Smoke” – Kacey Musgraves
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Two Black Cadillacs” – Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year
“Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” – Gary Allan
“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert (Kacey co-wrote this song)
“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker

Singer Kacey Musgraves is on the Rise

Kacey Musgraves’s four nominations for Sunday’s Grammy Awards speak to just how broad her appeal is. The country singer-songwriter is up for best new artist, in a field that also includes indie electronic artist James Blake, rapper Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and British pop singer Ed Sheeran.

Her latest release, “Same Trailer Different Park,” is nominated for best country album, and she has two nods in the category of best country song, for co-writing her own “Merry Go ’Round” and “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Miranda Lambert recorded.

Then, of course, there’s Musgraves’s touring schedule. After being on the road with country juggernaut Lady Antebellum, including a show at TD Garden on Jan. 31, Musgraves will join pop star Katy Perry as her opening act on a summer tour that brings them to the Garden on Aug. 1.

Not bad for a 25-year-old artist who self-released her first three albums.
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“It’s overwhelming in the best, most flattering way possible,” Musgraves told the Globe last week as the Grammys loomed.

Q. We’re getting closer to the big night. How are you feeling?

A. Oh, my gosh. I’m just beside myself that I’m even able to be there. I’m freaking out a little, but it’s a good freak-out. My mom is coming as my date.

Q. I don’t know if you have siblings, but that officially makes you the best child ever.

A. She’s never been to an awards show, so I figure this is a good place to start.

Q. What’s Mom going to wear?

A. She doesn’t know yet. My stylist is picking out some stuff for her. She’s never had her hair and makeup done either, so it’s going to be a really nice time for her.

Q. Where were you when you heard about the nominations?

A. I was in Milwaukee, onstage playing a show. Somebody in my camp told me in my in-ears that I had gotten a nomination. I was freaking out and told the crowd. It was the best way to end what was an insane year. It felt validating.

Q. Be honest: Have you written your acceptance speech yet?

A. No, I haven’t. I don’t usually write them. I like to play it by ear when I get up there. If I get to get up there, we’ll see if I can even get a word out. I’d much rather have musical notes coming out of my mouth than words.

Q. You’re going on the road with Katy Perry this summer. What’s your favorite song of hers?

A. Ooh, favorite Katy song? I like a lot of her new record, but I’ve been a fan for a while. She’s ballsy as a songwriter. I mean, “Teenage Dream” is the ultimate pop song. It’s so good – a little melancholy, but really pretty and kind of uplifting.

Q. Not every artist would fit on a lineup with both Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum. What does that say about your career?

A. Since I’ve started, I’ve told everybody that I’m just inspired by music. I love country music and want to continue making it, but most of all I just want to make good music. I’m inspired by so many other things. I just want to appeal to music lovers. I want to be able to play the CMA (Country Music Association) fest and then turn around and play Bonnaroo. I think I’ve been able to do that, and that’s been a dream of mine. All these different things have added to this big quilt I’ve been able to make.

[Boston Globe]

25 to Download Before the Grammys: “11. Back on the Map”

Kacey Musgraves’ “Back on the Map” makes it in at #11 on Entertainment Weekly’s 25 to Download Before the Grammys!

11. Kacey Musgraves, “Back on the Map”
“Merry Go ‘Round” may be the one vying for Best Country Song, but “Back on the Map” — off Same Trailer Different Park, in the Best Country Album category — demonstrates the quieter strengths of this tradition-tweaking Best New Artist candidate (who damn well better win something): It’s from the perspective of an outsider, but one longing to get back in.

Kacey Musgraves – GRAMMYs Best New Artist Series [Video + Interview]

Kacey’s Guide to the GRAMMYs

Expect lots and lots of new for the rest of the month as Kacey gets some recognition for her GRAMMY nominations and being part of the Katy Perry Prismatic tour. We are so so excited for Kacey and what all this great stuff means for her future! ♥

I’ve never been to the Grammys. And neither has Kacey Musgraves. But that’s all about to change — for one of us, anyway.

Musgraves is heading out to Los Angeles for the big show on Jan. 26, and she gave People magazine some scoop on how she was going to prepare for her big night:

1. Bring the perfect date. For Musgraves, that will be her mom.

2. Bring your boyfriend. Luckily for Musgraves, her boyfriend Misa Arriaga already has his own ticket to the show because he’s in her band.

3. Have a good luck charm or two. Musgraves says hers is her boyfriend and her band. “We keep each other calm,” she told People.

4. Plan for a post-show celebration, win or lose. Her is to celebrate with “something bubbly.”

5. Prepare a speech. Or don’t. “I might have something prepared, but I’m sure it’ll go right out the window if I get a chance to speak,” Musgraves admitted.

6. Put comfort first. Musgraves says she has some ideas for what she might wear. “I’m pretty into textures, colors and cuts. And I always love a slightly retro vibe,” she says. But it sounds like she’ll make sure she feels good in whatever she wears. “Comfort doesn’t hurt either,” she said. “If you aren’t comfortable, it always shows.”

7. Remember the unforgettable performances. “Adele’s comeback a couple of years ago right after she had vocal surgery. She blew everyone away with her performance. She is flawless — what a voice,” Musgraves said of the Grammy moment that sticks in her mind.

Musgraves is nominated for four Grammys — best new artist, best country album, best country song for her own hit song “Merry Go ‘Round” and in the same category for Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart.”

[CMT]

Kacey is also featured on Billboard’s website right now for the GRAMMY’s Best New Artist spotlight. Check it out here!

Kacey Musgraves Joins Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour!

What awesome news! Kacey will be joining Katy Perry’s North American Prismatic Tour this year. But only for certain dates – read below for the full details.

Katy Perry is adding some high-profile support to the North American dates of her upcoming Prismatic World Tour. While Icona Pop will be opening for the songstress during her UK dates, she’ll be joined in the United States and Canada by Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan & Sara (covering three different regions as the tour moves through North America).

Capital Cities will tour with Perry from June 22 through August 7, covering East Coast shows; Kacey Musgraves joins on August 10 as the tour moves through the midwest and central Canada; then Tegan & Sara come aboard on September 10 as the tour moves down the West Coast and through the South. (Not sure why Canadian electropoppers Tegan & Sara are playing Memphis, Tennessee while country star Musgraves is performing in Calgary, Alberta — but hey! Best not to argue.)

Regardless, it’s a testament to Perry’s exceptional taste — all three artists are critically beloved with rising commercial prominence — and it should make the Prismatic Tour all the more worth seeing.

Check the full tour dates below.

6/22/14 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena *
6/24/14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center *
6/27/14 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *
6/28/14 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena *
6/30/14 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum *
7/2/14 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center *
7/3/14 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena *
7/9/14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
7/11/14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center *
7/15/14 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
7/16/14 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre *
7/18/14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre *
7/22/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center *
7/24/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *
8/1/14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden *
8/4/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center *
8/7/14 – Chicago, IL – United Center *
8/10/14 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena ^
8/11/14 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills ^
8/13/14 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena ^
8/14/14 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena ^
8/16/14 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center ^
8/17/14 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center ^
8/19/14 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center ^
8/20/14 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena ^
8/22/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center ^
8/23/14 – Fargo, ND – FARGODOME ^
8/26/14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre ^
8/28/14 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre ^
8/29/14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome ^
8/31/14 – Edmonton, AB -Rexall Place ^
9/9/14 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
9/12/14 – Portland, OR – Moda Center #
9/13/14 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome #
9/16/14 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center #
9/19/14 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center #
9/22/14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center #
9/25/14 – Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena #
9/26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena #
9/29/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutionsArena #
9/30/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center #
10/2/14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center #
10/5/14 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum #
10/6/14 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
10/8/14 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena #
10/10/14 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center ~

* With Capital Cities
^ With Kacey Musgraves
# With Tegan and Sara
~ TBD

[Idolator]

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