Hello everyone! Happy February! ♥ We have replaced an old shoot with high-quality images! Kacey looks completely gorgeous in these pictures, so take a look!
Kacey Musgraves had a great (and busy) week! The singer nabbed two Grammys last Sunday (Jan. 26) and returned to work on her current tour with Lady Antebellum. The trio surprised the singer with a sweet gift backstage, helping to celebrate the country superstar-in-training and her big wins.
The trio, no stranger to picking up armfuls of Grammys, presented Musgraves with a cake to honor the fact that she took home double Grammy gold. How thoughtful of Lady A to give the new kid on the block a sweet treat! It looks yummy, doesn’t it?
Notice that Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley are holding up two fingers, nodding to Musgraves’ statue haul at last week’s ceremony.
Despite the big win, Musgraves didn’t take time off to celebrate. She pretty much got right back to work, performing as an opener on Lady A’s tour.
Musgraves nabbed Grammys for Best Country Album for ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ and Best Country Song for ‘Merry Go ‘Round.’ Congrats again, Kacey!
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
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
Thanks to Clare-Bowen.us, we have updated our gallery with new, untagged images of Kacey from a photoshoot she did in September 2013. Kacey looks so gorgeous in these photos, and it is definitely one of our favorite shoots! Enjoy the untagged images in our gallery…
Tonight, Kacey is attending the Grammys! She won the award for Best Country Song for “Merry Go ‘Round”, which is her first-ever Grammy! Congrats Kacey – we’re so so proud of you! ♥ Kacey unfortunately lost the award for Best New Artist to Macklemore, but that’s okay! All of the nominees were very impressive. Kacey just won the award for Best Country Album!!! Congratulations, Kacey!!! We couldn’t be more excited or proud of Kacey tonight. Amazing performance of “Follow Your Arrow,” and winning in 2/3 categories she was nominated for! What an incredible night. Congrats again Kacey! You deserved it. ♥
We are still adding tons of beautiful pictures of Kacey to our gallery, so check them out!
Appearances in 2014 > January 26: 56th GRAMMY Awards [Show]
Appearances in 2014 > January 26: 56th GRAMMY Awards [Press]
Appearances in 2014 > January 26: 56th GRAMMY Awards [Portraits]
Appearances in 2014 > January 26: 56th GRAMMY Awards [Afterparty]
Below is a list of links to the different videos of Kacey from the Grammys!
Kacey has been super busy getting ready for the Grammys the past two days which airs tomorrow at 8pm EST on CBS! Don’t miss it! There are tons of events for nominees in the days leading up to the actual awards show. So, we have added tons of gorgeous new photos of Kacey out attending all these events.Kacey, we wish you luck tomorrow! Be sure to get extra sleep tonight for your big day tomorrow. ♥
» January 23: 56th GRAMMY Awards – Rehearsals [Day 1]
» January 23: 56th GRAMMY Awards – GRAMMY Charities Signings
» January 23: 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Rehearsals, VIP Gifting and Auction Signings [Day 1]
» January 24: 56th GRAMMY Awards – GRAMMY Gift Lounge [Day 2]
» January 24: 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Rehearsals, VIP Gifting and Auction Signings [Day 2]
» January 24: 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Carole King [Arrivals]
» January 24: 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Carole King [Show]
» January 24: 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Carole King [Backstage]
» January 24: 56th GRAMMY Awards – Solstice Sunglasses and Safilo USA At GRAMMY Gift Lounge [Day 2]
Be sure to leave Kacey some sweet tweets on her Twitter page and also feel free to leave comments below wishing our girl the best of luck! ♥
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.
What started as a comment from a friend’s mom has garnered country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves her first GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Song. In an interview with Radio.com, the singer explained how “Merry Go ‘Round” was born and why she fought for it to become her first single.
“‘Merry Go ‘Round’ is a special one. It actually started out from something funny that one of my friend’s mom’s said,” she told Radio.com. “Shane McAnally, he’s one of the guys I wrote it with. His mom was talking about one of her neighbors down the street down in Texas and was saying, ‘Well, I don’t know if she’s selling Mary K or Mary Jane, or something down there. I don’t know what she’s doing.’ So it just made us laugh and as songwriters, we were like, ‘There’s definitely a song in there somewhere.’”
And that there was. Musgraves said that she and songwriters McAnally and Josh Osborne started playing around with all the different kinds of Mary’s that they could sing about.
“A deeper meaning came to life whenever we started really tossing the idea around. We’re all from small towns so we all can relate that way. It’s just a special song about life in general and the patterns that you get into. I feel like it’s something everyone can relate to.”
In an interview before her performance at Katy Perry‘s We Can Survive concert, Musgraves further explained her excitement at the way “Merry Go ‘Round” has resonated with so many.
“I had people all over, it didn’t matter if I was in Texas or if I was in Scotland or New York, people were coming up to me and just saying, ‘That is my life.’ I’ve realized it’s not a small town thing, it’s a life thing. We follow in our parent’s footsteps because that’s what we feel like we should do until we can figure out our own thing.”
Musgraves knew from the audience reaction night after night that “Merry Go ‘Round” had to be her first single.
“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. And, above all, that’s the reason we’re all doing this. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”
Musgraves is nominated for four GRAMMYs for Best Country Song for “Merry Go ‘Round” and “Mama’s Broken Heart,” as well as Best New Artist and Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park.
Watch the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS to see if Musgraves takes home her first statue.
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.