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Who is Kacey Musgraves? Grammy album winner hits country and mainstream listeners

With her win for album of the year at the 2019 Grammys, acclaimed country singer Kacey Musgraves was introduced to a whole new audience at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards.
But where did the “Golden Hour” artist come from, and how did she end up dominating music’s biggest night? Here’s a primer on the one of a kind country star, from The Tennessean, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.
Texas roots, Nashville cred Musgraves, 30,grew up in Texas and headed to Nashville in 2008 to chase her country-music dream. After early successes  including a co-writing credit on Miranda Lambert’s smash “Mama’s Broken Heart” – she released her major-label debut “Same Trailer, Different Park” in 2013.Her 2012 debut single “Merry Go ‘Round” reflected on the desperation and desolation of small-town life (“Mama’s hooked on Mary Kay / Brother’s hooked on Mary Jane / And Daddy’s hooked on Mary two doors down.”)Kacey Musgraves in the photo room at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.The song remains one of Musgraves’ biggest hits to date.By the time her sophomore effort, “Pageant Material,” came around in 2015, she’d adopted a more whimsical, vintage-inspired style, and 2018’s “Golden Hour” mashed country with disco and synth-pop.None of those album’s singles found significant success in the country market, but Musgraves never stopped racking up awards and critical acclaim.Related: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’ may be 2018’s best album yet Over the years, she has pivoted away from the potential of being country’s “next big thing” and is more strongly identified as a critical and industry favorite, with a devoted and diverse fan base.She’s been a Grammy favorite from the beginning“Same Trailer Different Park” earned Musgraves her first two Grammys n 2014 at age 25 for best country album and best country song for “Merry Go ‘Round.” She was also nominated for best new artist that year. “Pageant Material” also earned a nod for best country album the following year. Grammys 2019: Photos from the red carpetFullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your feed.
Fabulous fashions were on display on the red carpet at Sunday’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Click through to see the night’s best dressed and most questionable looks.

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