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Kacey Musgraves & Katy Perry To Perform On CMT Crossroads 50th Episode

Posted by Administrator on April 6, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)



CMT Crossroads will celebrate its 50th episode by pairing Kacey Musgraves with pop star Katy Perry, and by airing it across not only CMT, but VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia. "Both Katy and Kacey are killing it right now in their respective formats – due in large part because their music is built on authenticity and great songwriting," says CMT SVP Music Events & Talent John Hamlin. "Those songs reflect a 2014 view of the world as seen from two different points of view. Better yet, they are good friends who are very, very excited to get onstage and share their music with one another." The special will tape in Los Angeles for air June 13.

Kacey Musgraves Added To Katy Perry Tour

Posted by Administrator on January 16, 2014 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Katy Perry has announced Kacey Musgraves as one of three opening acts for various stops on her four-month North American Prismatic World Tour.

 

Although the Perry tour hits Nashville on June 27 without the Mercury Nashville newcomer, Musgraves will join the Capitol Records star for 14 August dates extending to Canada and touching U.S. cities, including Grand Rapids, Mich.; St. Louis, and Louisville, Ky. (dates below). Capital Cities and Tegan and Sara will tag team the rest of the tour.

 

“I’m so excited that I got to hand-select some of my favorite artists to join me on this journey – I know you’ll love Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, and Tegan and Sara as much as I do,” Perry said.

 

The Prismatic World Tour is Perry’s first tour since 2011′s sold-out California Dreams Tour, which was the subject of the 2012 feature film Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the fifth biggest music documentary of all time.

 

Catch Musgraves on the road with Lady Antebellum through April. In addition to performing, Musgraves is also nominated for four Grammy Awards at the end of the month.

 

Prismatic dates including Kacey Musgraves:

Aug. 10 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Van Andel Arena

Aug. 11 – Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Palace of Auburn Hills

Aug. 13 – Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena

Aug. 14 – Cleveland, Ohio – Quicken Loans Arena

Aug. 16 – Louisville, Ky. – KFC Yum! Center

Aug. 17 – St. Louis – Scottrade Center

Aug. 19 – Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center

Aug. 20 – Lincoln, Neb. – Pinnacle Bank Arena

Aug. 22 – Minneapolis – Target Center

Aug. 23 – Fargo, N.D. – FARGODOME

Aug. 26 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

Aug. 28 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre

Aug. 29 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

Aug. 31 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

 

2014 Country Grammy Nominees

Posted by Administrator on December 28, 2013 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo Credit:  2014 Grammys


The 56th Grammy Awards airs Sunday, January 26 at 8/7 Central time on CBS.  Country music is well represented with several artists receiving multiple nominations.  Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves top the list with 4 total nominations each.  Blake Shelton came in a close second with 3 nominations.  Lee Brice and Tim McGraw both received 2 nominations.  Below are the nominees from country music fjor the 2014 Grammy Awards.  


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Red

Taylor Swift


BEST NEW ARTIST

Kacey Musgraves


BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

"I Drive Your Truck"

Lee Brice


"I Want Crazy"

Hunter Hayes


"Mama’s Broken Heart"

Miranda Lambert


"Wagon Wheel"

Darius Rucker


"Mine Would Be You"

Blake Shelton


BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

"From This Valley"

The Civil Wars


"Don’t Rush"

Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill


"Your Side Of The Bed"

Little Big Town


"Highway Don’t Care"

Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban


"You Can’t Make Old Friends"

Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton


BEST COUNTRY SONG  (award goes to songwriters)

"Begin Again"

Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)


"I Drive Your Truck"

Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)


"Mama’s Broken Heart"

Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)


"Merry Go ‘Round"

Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)


"Mine Would Be You"

Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)


BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Night Train

Jason Aldean


Two Lanes Of Freedom

Tim McGraw


Same Trailer Different Park

Kacey Musgraves


Based On A True Story

Blake Shelton


Red

Taylor Swift



Kacey Musgraves Releases The Video For Her Single 'Follow Your Arrow'

Posted by Administrator on December 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The video for Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” premiered on CMT, iHeartRadio and kacemusgraves.com on Monday (December 9th). The Grammy-nominated artist shot the clip, which also features her band, in Joshua Tree, California.

 

Follow Your Arrow” is from Kacey’s 'Same Trailer, Different Park' album, which finds itself on a lot of “Best Album” lists of 2013, including Spin, Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine and Acoustic Guitar magazine. 


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KACEY MUSGRAVES 2013 TOP 10 LISTS

#1 – Top 10 Albums of 2013 – Washington Post

The dread of the millenials can’t be captured in a selfie, so Nashville’s newest star is picking up the slack and singing about what happens when a generation of idealists inherits a broken country. With optimism in her melodies and calm in her delivery, she’s dropped one of country music’s strongest debuts in forever.

#4 – 10 Best albums of 2013 – Entertainment Weekly

“But while she may not be a country outlaw, she’s a girl next door you’d be wise not to underestimate.”

#28 - “50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2013” – Rolling Stone

This charmingly matter-of-fact 25-year-old Texan makes commercial country sound artistically fertile again. Singing about a friend with benefits ("It Is What It Is") or weed smokin' and same-sex kissing ("Follow Your Arrow"), she's ballsy, traditional and pop. Call her the millennials' Loretta Lynn.

#20 - The 50 Best Albums of 2013 – Paste

When it comes to humor, straightforwardness and never, ever giving a shit, Kacey Musgraves is taking all the right cues. Lyrics about same-sex kissing and double standards may still be scarce on commercial country airwaves, but that hasn’t stopped Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” from rising as a fan favorite. A top-seller despite its lack of radio play, the song has become popular across genre lines by promoting open-mindedness in a way country music hasn’t necessarily seen before. The writing on Same Trailer Different Park builds on the simplicity and straightforwardness of country classics while mixing in distinctly modern romantic sentiments, freshening the sound for a new generation of music-lovers.—Dacey Orr

#7 – 50 Best Songs of 2013 – Paste

If country radio balked at the notion of “kiss lots of girls—if that’s something you’re into” and “Roll up a joint—just follow your arrow wherever it points,” Musgraves’ bit o’ sunshine declared country fans are willing to embrace the modern world as it really is. In spite of its exuberance, the slight songwriter nails hypocrisy from both sides (“if you can’t lose the weight, you’re just fat/ but if you lose too much, you’re on crack” and “if you don’t go to church, you’ll go to hell/if you’re the first one on the front row, you’re a self-righteous son of…”  and embraces the notion to live life as you wish, be kind and enjoy the ride. Easily country’s true single of the year.

#17 – 50 Best Albums of 2013 – SPIN

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury Nashville)  Hopefully, 10 years hence, this doesn't feel revolutionary — may the casually devastating dead-ender real talk of "Merry Go 'Round" and cheerful smooch-whoever-you-want humanism of "Follow Your Arrow" scan as mere common sense to our children, and theirs. But in 2013, surrounded by a cacophony of sleeveless, guileless bros pimping small-town, truck-bed-beauty-queen false utopias, both tunes are witty, cutting gunshots fired from the front rows at the CMAs. When you tire of those, "Blowing Smoke" is a catty riot and "Back on the Map" a pristine pity party. She's the Venom to Taylor Swift's Spider-Man, and a poison we can't live without.

#7 – Top 50 Albums of 2013 – American Songwriter

For an album whose title is a riff on the phrase “same shit, different day”—the ultimate expression of indifference when you’re stuck in a rut—Same Trailer, Different Park completely avoids the defensive, down-home partying posture and manufactured nostalgia of so much contemporary country music. In 2013, the genre was home to no other singer as casually, fetchingly frank and no other songwriter as resistant to cliché as Kacey Musgraves. At any given moment, you could find two or three country hunks singing about the unchaperoned, beer-fueled, footloose-and-fancy-free feeling that tends to elude anyone over the age of 18, and sounding rather strained doing it. Meanwhile, this Texas native, who only turned 25 this summer, applied tuneful finesse and timely narrative detail to fleshing out what it’s like to live with a hemmed-in state-of-mind versus a liberated one, and made an army of smart, young listeners feel like she was speaking their language in the process.

#3 – Best albums of 2013 – Taste Of Country

Kacey Musgraves proves herself to be one of Nashville's top songwriters on her debut project 'Same Trailer, Different Park,' an album that truly stretches the genre. While just short of groundbreaking -- the Pistol Annies may have paved the way, or at least cut the trail for her -- Musgraves' ideas are bold and refreshing without being so edgy that she cuts those trying to get close. 'Silver Linings,' 'Dandelion' and 'Follow Your Arrow' are three one wants to hear again and again, but the entire album is packed with substantial lyrics that will stand the test of time.

1 of 5 – Best Albums of 2013 – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

It’s refreshing to find country music that’s so unabashedly unafraid of marijuana and homosexuality, but even better isMusgraves' singing and guitar playing. She’s a songwriter who doesn’t rely on the same old Nashville lyrical tropes, and manages to make even simple riffs sound fresh. (Mercury)

#16 – Best Albums of 2013 – The Guardian

What we said: "At her core, she's a country traditionalist … [her] songs are populated by characters as old as country music itself: the trash-talking waitress of Blowin' Smoke, the substance-addicted family whose plight she treats sympathetically on Merry Go Round … Musgraves's rural heart is tempered with an outsiderish scepticism, and her real work is urging people to think for themselves."


Lady Antebellum Announces 1st Leg of 'Take Me Downtown Tour'

Posted by Administrator on July 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has announced the first leg of their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013. The group has invited Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves to join the arena tour kicking off Nov. 8 in Southaven, MS and running through December. Fans can purchase tickets and special VIP experiences beginning Sept. 13. Visit www.ladyantebellum.com for the most updated on-sale information and www.cidentertainment.com/ladyantebellum for VIP opportunities.

 

“We spent almost every day last year backstage writing for our album GOLDEN, so we were really focused on writing songs that would connect with the fans in these arenas. We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as live performers and the type of catalog we wanted to have so that we could go out and try to give the fans the best show they’ve ever experienced,” explains Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it’s time to take it to the next level.”

 

Last year, Lady A hosted over one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on their first headlining world tour, which earned them Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award,” CMA’s “International Artists Achievement Award” and will accept the “Jim Reeves International Award” at this fall’s ACM Honors. The shows were inspirational and critics praised the band’s “youthful exuberance and unending energy.”

 

 

TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013 Dates:

11/8 Southaven, MS Landers Center

11/9 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

11/10 Evansville, IN Ford Center

11/12 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

11/15 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

11/16 Toledo, OH Huntington Center

11/17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

11/19 Fargo, ND Fargodome

11/21 Rapid City, SD Rusmore Plaza Civic Center

11/22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

11/23 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena

12/3 Springfield, MO JQH Arena

12/5 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

12/6 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

12/7 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center

12/12 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena

12/14 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center

 

 

The harmony-based trio Lady Antebellum continues to reaffirm the very beginnings of Lady Antebellum by focusing on deft songwriting and fresh uses of their talents, which was at the heart of what drew them together in the first place. Since its 2006 inception, Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has taken seven trips to No. one on the country radio charts, earned five Platinum singles including their recent “Downtown” and has been awarded with seven GRAMMY awards including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” In the end, the mix of their road experiences, songwriting and creative partnership have allowed the magic to remain – because they have kept the focus on the music.

 

Platinum-selling artist Kip Moore’s current No. one hit “Hey Pretty Girl” is the third consecutive chart-topper off his debut album UP ALL NIGHT, which was the best selling debut album from any country artist released last year. His first No. one single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” held the top spot on both charts for two weeks making him the first solo artist in four years to have a debut album’s first single go No. one for multiple weeks. Moore has already sold out dozens of headlining shows this year, often in just minutes and recently played his first stadium show as part of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.

 

Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park this past spring to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album debuted at No. one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. one with a rookie release. She’s received ACM, CMT and Teen Choice Award nominations and her Top 10 single “Merry Go ‘Round” was recently certified Gold and follow up single “Blowin’ Smoke” is currently climbing the charts.

 

 

Kacey Musgraves to appear on The Tonight Show

Posted by Administrator on July 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Mercury Records singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will perform current single “Blowin’ Smoke” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday, July 26.

 

“Blowin’ Smoke,” written by Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, follows up previous Top 10 hit “Merry Go ‘Round” and has been described by Billboard Magazine as “a swaggering barroom singalong that proves she has versatility to match her sentimentality.”

 

The official music video for “Blowin’ Smoke” was shot in LA by director Honey (Kings of Leon/Ke$ha) and has over 1.1 million views to date. To view the video, click here.

 

Musgraves’ major label debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, was recently selected by Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times as a Best Album of 2013 (Mid-Year Report).

 

 

Kacey Musgraves Partners With Oreo In "Wonderfilled" Campaign

Posted by Administrator on July 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Kacey Musgraves recently partnered with OREO cookies for their ‘Wonderfilled’ campaign where she sang vocals on their newest spot entitled “Daydream.”

 

The spot was launched on national TV on Monday, and can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/LeBvy4VFStQ.

 

 

For more information on Kacey Musgraves please visit www.kaceymusgraves.com

 

 

Kacey Musgraves Sees The Big Picture When Writing

Posted by Administrator on July 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 


Photo:  Donn JonesInvision/AP


Kacey Musgraves “sees” things – not in a Sixth Sense “I see dead people” kind of way – but more of a creative, visual way, most likely when she’s in the midst of writing songs. For her latest single, “Blowin’ Smoke,” Kacey envisioned what kind of video she’d like, while she was in the process of writing the song with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally.  

 


When I’m writing a song, I’m kind of a big picture person, as in like I see the video," says Kacey. "I love all those aesthetic parts of music. So, after we wrote this, I kind of pictured this like hazy like diner noise kind of in the background. It’s like you’re there. You can just hear like plates clinking and people coughing and orders being called out. So I told Luke and Shane that I think it’d be cool to have some sort of something back there, and one day Luke went to, I believe it was Waffle House, and just put his iPhone on the counter and just recorded his whole time there, and that’s what made it on the record. It’s funny because you can hear a Waffle House lady in the background calling out an order, and she’s like, ‘Bacon and scattered!’ and we left it.”


 

Blowin’ Smoke” is from her album, 'Same Trailer, Different Park'.


 

Kacey is locked in as one of the performers at this year’s Farm Aid concert September 21st in Saratoga Springs, New York.


 

Pistol Annies, Kasey Musgraves & More Featured In Rolling Stone Best Albums Of 2013: Mid-Year Report

Posted by Administrator on July 5, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)



The second LP by the all-female supergroup – Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley – is, like their 2011 debut, full of attitude and guffaws, delivered in three-part harmony over down-home country, rockabilly romps and anthemic mutant bluegrass. But there's pathos beneath the jokes: plenty of domestic decay and poignant love songs.

 

From the RS review: "There may be better bands than Pistol Annies, but what band is more of a hoot?"

 




You might remember this gal from her turn on 'Hell on Heels' by Pistol Annies. This one's is even better. Traditionalist, countrypolitan and honky-tonk all at once, beneath the period garb is a modern woman who advocates "weed instead of roses" to revive a moribund sex life and drops references to Fifty Shades of Grey.

 

From the RS review: "Nine songs, 32 minutes, no false moves."


 



There are no vocal tricks on the 24-year-old country singer's debut; all the cleverness is in catchy, biting lyrics about waitresses on smoke breaks, non-conformity and friends-with-benefits sex. Musgraves lays bare small-town life with the unflinching frankness of someone whose bags have been packed since she turned 17.

 

From the RS review: ". . . Man, can Musgraves write. The album showcases a songwriting voice you won't hear anywhere else in pop: young, female, downwardly mobile, fiercely witty."


 



Here the legendary John Fogerty has recut a dozen classics, most from the Creedence era, with luminaries such as Bob Seger ("Who’ll Stop the Rain"), My Morning Jacket ("Long As I Can See the Light"), Keith Urban ("Almost Saturday Night"), Foo Fighters ("Fortunate Son"), Kid Rock ("Born on the Bayou") and others. The result underscores the timelessness of Fogerty's tunes; more shocking, these versions stand up to the originals.

 

From the RS review: "It affirms the living history in his greatest hits – that of a great nation still being born."

 

 



Kacey Musgraves Debuts "Blowin' Smoke" Video

Posted by Administrator on May 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Kacey Musgraves debuted the official video for her current single, “Blowin’ Smoke,” on her brand new website this week. The video was filmed in LA last month and was shot by famed director, Honey (Kings of Leon/Ke$ha). The track comes from her acclaimed debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, available now on iTunes. Click HERE to view the "Blowin' Smoke" video!

 

For more on Kacey, visit her official site at www.kaceymusgraves.com.

 


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