COUNTRY music artist Kacey Musgraves was just nine when she wrote her first song, “Notice Me,” for her elementary school graduation in the rural community of Golden, Texas.
It took a while, but notice her they did, and now the 30-year-old Musgraves is positioned to become one of the biggest voices in music, competing with the likes of Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen, but with a sweet country twang. Musgraves’s latest album, Golden Hour, pulled in four Grammys in February, including Album of the Year, and has sent her on a whirlwind concert schedule she’s dubbed the “Oh, What a World Tour.”
Like country legends Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, Musgraves keeps it simple onstage, with her acoustic guitar, fringed minidresses, and big, inimitable voice, which is why we love her. In interviews, she comes across as poised and polite, sometimes as starstruck by fans as they are by her. She’s the quintessential Texas girl-next-door who’d rather be out riding horses than checking emails from her manager. But hey, she’s got a lot of business to handle these days.
To see Kacey’s current tour dates, go to kaceymusgraves.com.