“Let the memes begin,” Kacey Musgraves tweeted yesterday, along with a photo of her shocked reaction at the Grammy Awards. Musgraves may have been surprised to take home four Grammys, including Album of the Year for Golden Hour, but her massive and diverse group of country-pop fans were just waiting for her big win to happen.
A commercial success from the start, Golden Hour debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Album Chart and it still sits in the top 20 a year after its release. Always a strong supporter of the LGBT community, Musgraves performed one of her popular singles, “Rainbow”, at the Grammy’s while enormous rainbow lights illuminated the stage.
In her acceptance speech, she thanked her younger sister for designing all of her album covers. She also thanked her husband, singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, saying, “I really believe I wouldn’t have this album if I hadn’t met you and you didn’t open my heart like you did, so thank you so much,”
Born in Golden, Texas in 1988, Musgraves got started songwriting at the tender age of 8. She began by playing music on the mandolin and moved on to guitar lessons at age 12. Her first song was called “Notice Me” and was written for her elementary school graduation. She broke into the country music scene at the age of 18, when she started recording demos. Her first three albums were self-released.
In 2007, Musgraves appeared on the fifth season of Nashville Star, a USA Network show. She placed seventh in the show’s competition. It wasn’t until 2012 that she signed to Mercury Nashville and released two albums: Same Trailer Different Park (2013) and Pageant Material (2015). She released her third album, A Very Kacey Christmas, in 2016 and her fourth album, Golden Hour, in 2018. Golden Hour was nominated for – and won – four Grammy Awards. Musgraves took home Album of the Year and Best Country Album in addition to Best Country Solo Performance for her single “Butterflies” and Best Country Song for her single “Space Cowboy”.
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