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Kacey Musgraves
Birth nameKacey Lee Musgraves
BornAugust 21, 1988 (1988-08-21) (age 25)


Mineola, Texas, United States
OriginGolden, Texas
GenresCountry, Traditional country, Americana, Alt-Country
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo
Years active2002–present
LabelsMercury Nashville
Associated actsRadney Foster, Miranda Lambert, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark
Websitewww.kaceymusgraves.com
Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American country music artist. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh. Signed to Mercury Nashville in 2012, she released the album Same Trailer Different Park in March 2013.

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      Early life

      Musgraves was born in Golden, Texas.She began songwriting at the age of eight, when she wrote a song called "Notice Me" for her elementary school graduation. She first learned to play music on the mandolin, and then began at age 12 started taking guitar lessons from a local musician named John DeFoore, and later described it as "one of the most important things that ever happened to me". Musgraves first got her start in the country music industry at the age of 18, when she would record demos to make money. Her mother would take her to local music festivals to sing western swing music.

      Career

      While living in Austin in 2008, Kacey was discovered by independent record label Triple Pop, for whom she recorded two songs, "Apologize" and "See You Again", both of which are available on a digital EP online.

      Musgraves joined Lady Antebellum on their Own the Night 2012 tour in the United Kingdom. She also signed with Mercury Records in 2012 and released her solo debut single "Merry Go 'Round". The song is included on her album Same Trailer Different Park, which was produced and co-written by Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and released on March 19, 2013. She also co-wrote Miranda Lambert's 2013 single "Mama's Broken Heart". Same Trailer Different Park produced additional hit singles in "Blowin' Smoke" and "Follow Your Arrow".

      "Undermine", a song co-written by Musgraves and Trent Dabbs, was featured in the ABC television series Nashville on October 17, 2012. Musgraves was nominated for four awards at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. Kacey's fourth studio album, Same Trailer Different Park, debuted at number 2, selling 42,000 copies. Musgraves was also nominated for four Grammy Awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, tying Taylor Swift and Lorde for the most nominations received by a woman that year. Those nominations included Best New Artist, Best Country Album (Same Trailer Different Park), and Best Country Song for both "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Merry Go 'Round". "Merry Go 'Round" won the Best Country Song Grammy, and Same Trailer Different Park won in Best Country Album. Kacey Musgraves is joining Katy Perry on the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour as well as Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss on select dates during their tour.

      Musgraves won the 2014 Academy of Country Music award for album of the year, for her album Same Trailer Different Park.

      Personal life

      Musgraves is currently dating her band mate Misa Arriaga.

      Artistry

      Influences

      Musgraves lists Alison Krauss as one of her career role models. "I mean, how many Grammys does she have? She’s just remained solid and true and great, and I respect that". Musgraves favorite artist is John Prine because of amazing songwriting. Musgraves also lists Lee Ann Womack as one of her childhood influences " Lee Ann Womack is from near where I grew up in east Texas so I’ve always looked up to her."

      Lyrical themes and style

      Musgraves is known for her controversial lyrics in the conservative country music genre. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Musgraves faced criticism for her rebellious lyrics "I think throwing the rebel card out there is really cheap. The things I’m singing about are not controversial to me, I don’t push buttons to push buttons. I talk about things that have made an impression on me that a lot of people everywhere are going through."

      Discography

      Albums

      TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
      US CountryUSCANUK
      Movin' On
      • Release date: July 16, 2002
      • Label: CDBaby
      Wanted: One Good Cowboy
      • Release date: May 19, 2003
      • Label: Independent
      Kacey Musgraves
      • Release date: March 6, 2007
      • Label: Independent
      Apologize / See You Again (Acoustic) (EP)
      • Recorded date: March 27, 2008
      • Released date: April 10, 2013
      • Label: Triple Pop
      Same Trailer Different Park
      • Release date: March 19, 2013
      • Label: Mercury Nashville
      121339US: 435,000
      "—" denotes releases that did not chart

      Singles

      YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertifications

      (sales threshold)
      SalesAlbum
      US Country
      US Country Airplay
      US
      CAN Country
      CAN
      2012"Merry Go 'Round"1410632684
      • US: Gold
      • US: 825,000
      Same Trailer Different Park
      2013"Blowin' Smoke"312310746
      • US: 218,000
      "Follow Your Arrow"1043604250
      • US: 471,000
      2014"Keep It to Yourself"A403248
      "—" denotes releases that did not chart
      • ACurrent single.

      Other charted songs

      YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
      US Country
      2014"The Trailer Song"46N/A

      Guest singles

      YearSingleArtistPeak positionsAlbum
      US Country
      2011"Oh, Tonight"Josh Abbott Band44She's Like Texas

      Other appearances

      YearSongArtistAlbumNotes
      2013"Bourbon in Kentucky"Dierks BentleyRiserBacking vocals (Not credited as "featured" artist)

      Music videos

      YearVideoDirector
      2011"Oh Tonight" (with Josh Abbott Band)Evan Kaufmann
      2012"Merry Go 'Round"Perry Bean & Kacey Musgraves
      2013"Blowin' Smoke"Honey
      "Follow Your Arrow"Honey & Kacey Musgraves

      Songwriting credits

      YearTitleArtistAlbum
      2011"When You Love A Sinner"Martina McBrideEleven
      "Mama's Broken Heart"Miranda LambertFour the Record
      2012"Undermine"Hayden Panettiere and Charles EstenThe Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1
      2013"Get Outta My Yard"Gretchen WilsonRight on Time
      "Gonna Get Even"Aubrey PeeplesNashville
      "That's Just Me"Deana CarterSouthern Way of Life
      "I Don't Want To"
      "Crazy Tonight"Clare BowenNashville
      2014"That's What I Call Crazy"Lucy HaleRoad Between

      Awards and nominations

      YearAssociationCategoryResult
      2013ACM AwardsTop New Female ArtistNominated
      Top Female VocalistNominated
      Music Video of the Year - "Merry Go 'Round" (two nominations: artist and director)Nominated
      CMT Music AwardsFemale Video of the Year - "Merry Go 'Round"Nominated
      Breakthrough Video of the Year - "Merry Go 'Round"Nominated
      CMA AwardsSingle of the Year - "Merry Go 'Round"Nominated
      Album of the Year - Same Trailer Different ParkNominated
      Song of the Year - "Mama's Broken Heart"Nominated
      Song of the Year - "Merry Go 'Round"Nominated
      Female Vocalist of the YearNominated
      New Artist of the YearWon
      American Country Awards
      New Artist of the YearNominated
      Music Video by a New Artist - "Merry Go 'Round"Nominated
      Song of the Year - "Mama's Broken Heart"Nominated
      Song of the Year - "Merry Go 'Round"Nominated
      2014Grammy AwardsBest New ArtistNominated
      Best Country Song - "Mama's Broken Heart"Nominated
      Best Country Song - "Merry Go 'Round"Won
      Best Country Album - Same Trailer Different ParkWon
      ACM AwardsFemale Vocalist of the YearNominated
      Album of the Year - Same Trailer Different Park (two nominations: artist and producer)Won
      Song of the Year - "Mama's Broken Heart"Nominated
      Video of the Year - "Blowin' Smoke"Nominated
      CMT Music AwardsVideo of the Year - "Follow Your Arrow"Nominated
      Female Video of the Year - "Follow Your Arrow"
      World Music AwardsWorld's Best Female ArtistNominated
      World's Best Live Act
      World's Best Entertainer
      World's Best Album - Same Trailer Different Park

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