Tonight’s the night of the 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards! Kacey is there tonight, and later she will perform in a tribute to Dolly Parton! We have added photos of her arriving and backstage during the show. More will be added later on!
Click the thumbnails to view more images in our gallery.
The annual iHeartRadio Festival is scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
iHeartRadio announced the first performers for its annual festival in Las Vegas, and the lineup includes a healthy mix of marquee acts and up-and-comers.
Names confirmed for the main festival, which takes place on September 19 and 20, include Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, Zac Brown Band, Coldplay, Usher, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Steve Aoki and Iggy Azalea.
The latter name, who dominated radio airwaves with “Fancy” (and is in the process of doing so with “Black Widow”), will also appear as part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village event. Miley Cyrus operated in the double-duty role last year.
Other acts to perform in that daytime venue will be Kacey Musgraves, The Pretty Reckless, MAGIC!, Nico and Vinz, Childish Gambino and Lil Jon.
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 now have a new song from Kacey Musgraves to add to our devices to blare in our cars this summer! Lots of fans have heard Kacey perform “The Trailer Song” on her tours over the years, and we even have a free live download of the song here, but now there’s finally a studio version!
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!
Aww, this interview makes me happy. The amazing country singer Deana Carter was asked about her experience in writing with Kacey recently. The two had a great time and apparently wrote some awesome stuff! Deana had nothing but nice things to say about Kacey, which is why I think you’ll enjoy reading this. ♥
Thanks to Deana Carter, I still have days when I think to myself, “Did I shave my legs for this?” That song of hers, from her 1996 debut album of the same name, was everything I was loving about country music back then. I mean, what woman couldn’t relate to that moment when you think, “It’s perfectly clear, between the TV and beer, I won’t get so much as a kiss”?
So I’m thrilled Carter is back to making music and writing with some of the other insightful poets in country music, including Kimberly Perry and Kacey Musgraves.
This is how Carter described her writing session with Musgraves, in a story in American Songwriter magazine.
“When I sat with her and watched how she played guitar — she had such open tunings and cool ideas — I was like, ‘I used to be that way. I used to just not worry about it and just create,'” Carter said. “It was so refreshing to be with her and do that.”
One of the songs that came out of that session is “That’s Just Me,” which Carter says has Dolly Parton roots to it.
“It talks about the roots of who we are and making the best of a situation,” Carter said. “The lyric says, ‘It’s not the crown that makes the queen.’ Just cool little lyrics that now, seeing her whole career and how she writes and us together, it was just a real good match. It was serendipity.”
But the best story within this story is the one where Carter talks about how fast some of the songs came for her and Musgraves.
“That first writing appointment, we got the song done in, like, two hours. So we were going, ‘OK, we can make happy hour,'” Carter recalled. “There were some other people writing in the building, and we were giving them grief because we had just gone in and written our song and they were struggling. That first one was just a gift. We hit it off. She liked me, I loved her, we sat and wrote, and it was done. I thought, ‘This is it.'”
No word on whether the two actually made it to a happy hour or not.