Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves released her third studio album Golden Hour (MCA Nashville) on March 30, 2018, earning Kacey her third No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and distinguishing Kacey as the third artist ever to take home Album of the Year at the GRAMMY Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and Academy of Country Music Awards. Kacey took home four GRAMMY Awards for Album of The Year and Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies,” and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.” These wins bring Kacey’s career total up to six, with Kacey becoming the first female solo artist to win Best Country Album twice. Kacey also made history at the 2018 CMA Awards with her Album of the Year win, becoming the first female to win the category in four years and only the sixth female in the show’s 52-year history to do so. Additionally, Kacey took home three ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. Most recently, Kacey has received three 2019 CMA nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, and both Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year for “Rainbow.”
Golden Hour has been named Apple Music’s Album of The Year, and the album has been named one of the best albums of 2018 by everyone from NPR, Time, The Associated Press, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Billboard, GQ, Esquire, American Songwriter, Complex, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, and Vulture, among others. NPR has observed, “Kacey Musgraves is magnetic — there are no two ways about it. It’s not just that she can sing like a bird and write like a bard. It’s the calm charisma that a person who knows exactly who she is and wishes the same for others can’t help but exude.”
Kacey made her debut on Saturday Night Live performing “High Horse” and “Slow Burn,” and has made additional high-profile TV appearances surrounding Golden Hour’s release, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TODAY, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Following tours with both Little Big Town and Harry Styles, Kacey kicked off her headlining Oh, What a World: Tour, with sold-out shows in North America, the U.K, Europe, Japan, China, New Zealand, and Australia. The tour sees Kacey playing some of the biggest venues of her career, including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and her first headlining arena show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Kacey played Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, and became the first-ever female country artist to play Coachella. She continues to hit the festival circuit with performances at Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Newport Folk Festival, FloydFest, Hinterland Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands. In celebration of Golden Hour’s success, Kacey has been honored at Billboard’s Women in Music event, Variety’s Power of Women event, and she has recently celebrated the opening of her exhibit, All of the Colors, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, on display through June 2020.
Kacey first received massive critical acclaim and recognition with the 2013 release of her gold-certified debut album Same Trailer Different Park. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making Kacey the first solo female in 5 years to top the chart with a rookie release and only the seventh to do so in Nielsen SoundScan’s 22-year history. Same Trailer Different Park earned Kacey 2 Grammy Awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”), 2 CMA Awards for “New Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” (“Follow Your Arrow”), and an ACM Award for Album of the Year. Kacey’s follow-up album Pageant Material was released in 2015, earning Kacey her second No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and soaring to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Kacey has toured extensively with artists including Willie Nelson and Katy Perry, and has sold out headlining dates across the U.S. and at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.
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