We have added 25 beautiful photos of Kacey Musgraves doing press after winning at last year’s CMA Awards. View them below.
19 photos of Kacey Musgraves performing at the Outside Lands Music Festival on August 8th have been added to our gallery.
Thanks to an awesome Kacey fan, CountryCat13, we have added some really cool shots from some more of Kacey’s shows overseas in Glasgow and Manchester.
Browse through the thumbnails after the jump. »
New photos of Kacey Musgraves performing in Amsterdam at The Melkweg on June 29th have been added to our gallery. Photos were taken by Dennis Kamstra. ♥
We’ve also added photos from an older performance in October 2013. View those photos here.
We’ve already added tons of beautiful photos of Kacey Musgraves to our photo gallery from tonight’s CMT Awards! Keep checking back throughout the night to see updates on the show, including Kacey’s performance, along with more pictures!
Kacey Musgraves performed Alan Jackson’s song “Livin’ On Love” with Lee Ann Womack! Photos of her performance have been added below along with the video! She later presented an award with Keith Urban to Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan for Collab of the Year! Kacey didn’t win Female Video of the Year – it went to Miranda. But congratulations, Miranda!
We have added 22 pictures of Kacey performing while opening up for Zac Brown Band on May 29th in Tampa, Florida. There’s also an article below which reviews her performance! Check them out!
But with a damp crowd still filing in, and thunder rumbling and lightning striking all around her, Musgraves, the zealously lauded 25-year-old Texan singer-songwriter, hit her mark on time.
She’s as much of a Nashville outlier as Brown, but more for her grown-up restraint than for any sense of devil-may-care personality. Up on stage, flanked by neon cacti, the winsome Musgraves is unshowy, almost laconic, which sort of fits her wry, folksy brand of Texamericana. Her flashiest stage maneuvers included a brief, leisurely stroll around a center thrust stage, and … well, that’s about it. (Unlike Taylor Swift, Musgraves probably COULD lay claim to not being a cheer captain.)
But it’s her songs that tell the story, not her voice or stage antics. Lived-in ditties like Merry Go ‘Round and Follow Your Arrow are as thoughtful as they are toe-tapping, devoid of any over-the-top bombast or climax. A song like her gorgeous, mariachi-tinged cover of George Strait’s I Just Want to Dance With You belongs in the Bluebird Cafe, not on American Idol.
Musgraves did display a bit of whimsy at the end, when, for closer My House, she and her band huddled at the center of the stage, with the boys bobbing in sparkling rhinestone suits that lit up like Christmas trees. Musgraves beamed and waved her hands, and closed the song with a simple harmonica flourish. It was quirky, earnest and endearing, something you might see on a 21st-century version of Hee Haw. Not to suggest that Musgraves is in danger of being swallowed whole by the big, bad pop charts, but a career as a theatrical folk singer, a la Alison Krauss or even Dolly Parton, could sustain her for several lifetimes.
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.”
Kacey Musgraves attended Keith Urban’s Fifth Annual All 4 the Hall Benefit last night, May 6. She also performed at the event! All 4 the Hall is a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Kacey looked beautiful last night in a pastel lavender dress and statement necklace while she spent time with her close friend Deana Carter and performed. Enjoy the photos below. ♥
Our girl Kacey Musgraves was honored to attend the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards last night (May 3) in New York City! She looked totally gorgeous wearing a hot pink Azzaro dress! Check out all of our HQ photos from the event in the photo gallery!
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!