Kacey Musgraves LIVE: The Country Princess We Deserve

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It’s going to be hard to describe how amazing the Kacey Musgraves show in Nashville, TN was, but I’m sure as hell going to try. I’ll be the first one to admit, I’d been sleeping on Musgraves’ talent until her Grammy-winning album Golden Hour was released. As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of country music, I was nervous it would be too country for my liking. I was mistaken, Golden Hour is such a beautiful blend of modern country, but with a subtle pop/songwriter twist. Not only does it encompass so many themes of love, family, loss, and growth, but every song adds a new layer to Kacey Musgraves’ undeniable artistry and career as a lyricist. I knew I needed to see her on the Oh, What A World Tour as this album cycle is truly a magical one that will only happen once in a lifetime.

As Ms. Musgraves’ silhouette appeared on stage, fans of all age, race, and gender screamed in delight to see our country princess in her element. She kicked off the night with the gorgeous “Slow Burn” accompanied by orange and yellow hued lights to bring the lyrics to life. Not to mention, an orange two piece outfit with her long black locks shining so bright it was nearly blinding. After a more than perfect opening, Musgraves announced she’d been on vocal rest and told everyone to send good energy her way… Her vocals stayed beautiful the rest of the night.

Kacey’s stage presence is calm, poised, and effortless. She slowly swipes her hair behind her neck, and raises her fingers with every high note. The Texas native performed her Golden Hour album in its entirety, giving fans exactly what they wanted. Complete with an emotional performance of “Rainbow” a stripped down version of “Oh, What A World” and a visually appealing “Happy & Sad”.

The country artist also performed a couple of songs from previous albums, including 2015’s “High Time”, 2013’s “Merry Go Round”, the controversial “Follow Your Arrow”, and “Family Is Family”. Kacey shocked fans the most with two special guests during the show; Maggie Rogers ran out for a fun girl-power duet to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Harry Styles joined Kacey for her 2019 hit “Space Cowboy”. As the crowd erupted with love for the ex-boy band member, he took the verse and made it his own (even finishing with a cute “Yee-haw!!”). After a truly shocked crowd, Kacey kept the energy high with her finale song “High Horse”. The confetti blew, the band bowed, and Kacey waved as she trotted off stage.

This tour is so exquisite, from the incredible stage lights, visuals, and overall performance, I can’t say enough good things. I can’t wait to see what comes next for Kacey Musgraves.

 


 

Friday Favorites

Kacey Musgraves’ new merch: The Grammy winner released a fresh batch of merchandise to her online store. Including a cute Golden Hour inspired mug, long sleeve tees, socks, and even a coloring book!

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Billie Eilish’s music video for “bad guy”: Billie Eilish continues to push the boundaries with artistic visuals, unique vocal patterns, and an image unlike any other pop singer in the genre. Check out the eclectic and fun “bad guy” below.

 

Sabrina Carpenter‘s recent interview with Zach Sang: The pop singer discusses the inspiration behind her recent track “Pushing 20”, upcoming new music, and what you can expect from her live shows.

 

“Monopoly” music video: Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet come together for a beautiful FU anthem meant to make you dance and laugh with every verse. This video is memetastic…I love it. Watch for yourself:

 

Fellow music blogger, Paige Backstage: This Toronto native posts music reviews, band spotlights and even some fun lifestyle content. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her adventures (also, her insta stories are so fun and REAL.)

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Gia Woods‘ new single: This 22 year old seems to be on a roll. “Keep On Coming” is another fun pop song showcasing the singers unique vocal tones.

Beyonce signed a deal with Adidas:  This partnership will have Beyonce as a member of the creative team working on new footwear, apparel, and plans to relaunch her activewear brand Ivy Park.

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