Kacey Musgraves, who was recently honored with three 2015 Country Music Association Award nominations, takes to the stage at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
A Texas native, Musgraves began singing publicly at eight and wrote her first song when she was nine. She made her public singing debut at church, and from there hit the regional opry circuit. “In Texas, every few towns have an opry house,” she explains. “Performers come up on stage and sing old country songs with a live band. I did that every weekend. It got me familiar with being in front of people and working with musicians.”
To date, her talent has produced cuts for multi-platinum artists including Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert. Throughout 2014 she was able to bridge wide musical gaps as she toured with Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Katy Perry on the Prismatic World Tour.
At 26, the singer/songwriter already has two Grammy awards and has received nominations for the CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and American Music Awards. She took home the award for “New Artist of the Year” at 2013’s CMA Awards, and the 2014 CMA Award for Song of the Year. In 2013, Musgraves’ Grammy-winning debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Her follow-up album, Pageant Material was just released in June. This album pays tributes to her Bible Belt roots and is full of autobiographical details that are both humorous and heartwarming.
Tickets can be purchased through the Marshall Artists Series box office at ext. 6-6656, or by visiting the box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, which is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.