Kacey Musgraves may just be the newest and best thing to happen to country music in the past year. She is an emerging country artist, and was nominated for Best New Artist, along with several other awards.
She picked up multiple Grammy Awards for her debut album, “Same Trailer Different Park” last night, although she lost the award for Best New Artist to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, which was expected.
The Grammy Awards were filled with some legends and young talent this year, including the teen sensation Lorde, Taylor Swift, and Kacey Musgraves, who was the big surprise of the night.
The 25-year-old country sensation took home two awards last night while being nominated for four. She won one for Country Album Of The Year, and one for Country Song Of The Year, which was not presented during the telecast of the awards.
Her song “Merry Go Round” won the award, while she also received another nomination for Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which she co-wrote.
Speaking on the significance of the song, and what it meant to win an award for it, Kacey Musgraves said “You never know what you’re going to get in a co-write, and we tapped into something special that day. I’m just so thankful. I’ll never get tired of playing that song. It’s so special to me.”
Everyone appeared to be shocked when she won the award for Country Album Of The Year, including Kacey Musgraves, who beat out the favorite for the award, Taylor Swift, and fellow nominees with huge records that were released this year including Tim Mcgraw, Blake Shelton, and Jason Aldean.
— Courtney Allen (@MissCourtneyA) January 27, 2014
When accepting the award, she clearly did not plan to win, and was shocked like most people watching the show. She came up to the stage and said “Oh my god, I can’t even, I can’t even. I got to make a record that I poured myself into and I’m so proud of.” She went on to thank her producers and everyone who was involved with the process of making the album.
Before winning the biggest honor for a country musician at the Grammy Awards, Musgraves also put on a live performance, and perhaps gained at least a handful of new fans in the process. She wore an outrageous dress during the performance along with her cowboy boots, and cactus props to elevate her country look.
She performed her song “Follow Your Arrow” for audiences, which is an uplifting song for listeners about following your dreams, and being happy with the choices you make.
While not a huge mainstream success like Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves is just starting out, and her debut album sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S. She is likely to continue to be a big presence in the future, and will certainly be making a name for herself with fans after the release of her debut album.
Can definitely feel myself becoming a big fan of Kacey Musgraves
— Aoife Herity (@aoifeherity) January 27, 2014
Image via Youtube