I had the pleasure of seeing Kacey Musgraves in concert for the first time ever last night in Raleigh, NC! She was amazing. I’ve added pictures from her performance thanks to 947 QDR. Enjoy these in our photogallery!
Kacey has taped her CMT Crossroads performance with Katy Perry! We have the scoop below on the songs they performed, along with high-quality images from the performance in our gallery. Enjoy! Also, please credit Kacey-Musgraves.net if you use these photos!
LOS ANGELES—For the 50th episode of its genre-swapping performance show, “Crossroads,” CMT turned to two female performers at the top of their game: Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves. (SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you don’t know the songs they performed)
The taping, which took place Friday night (18) at Sony Studios, served as a precursor for what to expect when the two acts tour together this summer, as well as showed that the bridge between Musgraves’ traditional county tunes and Perry’s power pop isn’t as long a one as it might seem. That’s, in part, because Perry came prepared to cross the divide into country and seemed eager to show off her singer/songwriter side. For sure, she’s done that before in her ballads, such as “Not Like The Movies” or “Unconditionally,” but she’s best known for her uptempo, fun confections.
Also notable about this “Crossroads” iteration is that it’s one of the few in the more than four dozen tapings that features two solo females squaring off, following Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge, Martina McBride and Pat Benatar, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, and LeAnn Rimes and Joss Stone.
On a stage festooned with neon cacti (a motif Musgraves often employs) and palm trees, the two singers took the stage in equally sparkly outfits: Musgraves in a shorts set with fringe and hi-watt rhinestones and Perry in a glittery leotard and see-through purple skirt.
They first tackled a number of Musgraves’ tunes from her excellent debut album, “Same Trailer, Different Park,” including “Step Off,” and her breakthrough hit, “Merry Go ‘Round.” “A couple of years ago, Katy found this song and tweeted about it,” Musgraves recalled. “I was in Dublin and my Twitter starting blow up.” Perry has been a Musgraves champion ever since. As they traded off on verses on “Merry Go ‘Round,” Perry sang in a deeper, huskier register than she normally employs.
Following Musgraves’ bittersweet “Keep It To Yourself,” the two went into an even more heartbreaking tune: a cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin, and made famous by Bonnie Raitt in 1991. Their voices wrapped around each other on the sorrowful tune.
Things lightened up with Musgraves’ affirming, peppy “Follow Your Arrow,” a tune Perry revealed Musgraves played for her in the studio and even suggested Perry cut. Perry, who had kissed a girl years before Musgraves suggested the action in “Arrow,” said, “I was like, ‘you need to keep this for yourself!’” Trading versions, they shared sweet harmonies on the verses before Perry leaned over and gave Musgraves a quick peck on the cheek,
The camaraderie between the two was obvious with Musgraves playing the quieter, shier sister to Perry’s bolder, brassier, more experienced sibling, but Musgraves shrinks in no one’s shadow. After the pair had to re-record Perry’s crackling “Firework” (recast as in an acoustic, more elegant version, complete with pedal steel), Musgraves’ joked “I was perfect, that’s all I can say.” For her part, Perry said, “If I sing this song one more time, I’m going to turn into a firework.”
For their second cover, they chose Dolly Parton’s ‘70s hit, “Here You Come Again.” “One time, Katy told me I’m like Dolly Parton without the tits,” Musgraves said, with the busy Perry quickly adding, “I’m like Dolly Parton with the tits. “
While all the numbers works, the pairing really soared on Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” taking the song about young carnal love to a new, effervescent place. It was the clear highlight of the night. They ended the night with Perry’s mega hit, “Roar,” with Musgraves’ range and Perry’s power providing perfect the perfect complement to each other.
Perry and Musgraves’ episode of “Crossroads” premieres on CMT on June 13. Their tour together starts June 22.
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!
The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards are on tonight! Kacey Musgraves arrived wearing a gorgeous light blue gown. Photos of hr arriving, in the press room, during the show, and backstage are below. Also, there are videos of her at the ACM’s as well!
UPDATE: Female Vocalist of the Year went to Miranda Lambert. However, Kacey Musgraves won Album of the Year!!!!! Congratulations, Kacey! We are so proud! You deserve this so much!!
View videos of Kacey from the ACMs below:
We have added 8 HQ photos of Kacey singing with her friend Brandy Clark while Brandy opened up for Jennifer Nettles yesterday. View them below!
We have added some gorgeous new photos of Kacey from her 2013 photo session with photographer Sonya Jasinski. All photos are © Copyright to the photographer. Enjoy browsing! Kacey looks flawless like usual. ♥
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…
Hey guys! News is pretty slow lately but things should start to pick up because the ACM’s are in just a couple of weeks, and Kacey’s new single Keep it to Yourself has just been announced! In the meantime, you can check out some new photos from events that Kacey performed at and attended at the end of February. ♥
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!
Hey guys! The past few days I’ve been snowed in with not much else to do, so I have had plenty of time to add a ton of gorgeous new photos of Kacey to our gallery. I also made screen captures of Kacey’s videos for Blowin’ Smoke and Merry Go ‘Round. Our site is growing & growing everyday, and I am so excited about that! Anyway, thank you guys for your visits, support, and picture donations. :) Enjoy all the new Kacey images!
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» Appearances in 2013 > May 19: Billboard Music Awards [Arrivals]
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» Appearances in 2014 > January 24: 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year [Arrivals]
» Appearances in 2014 > January 26: 56th GRAMMY Awards [Arrivals]
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