Kacey Musgraves is an American country music artist who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Kacey Musgraves was born in Mineola, Texas, and began releasing her own albums in the early 2000s. Her first album, “Movin’ On”, was released in 2002. She then went on to release, “Wanted: One Good Cowboy” and “Kacey Musgraves”, in 2003 and 2007, respectively.
She was a contestant on the reality singing competition show “Nashville Star” in 2007. She came in eighth place, however the show did help her earn more exposure. In 2012, she began touring with Lady Antebellum as part of their Own the Night tour, recording two songs for Triple Pop, an independent record label.
As a result, she was signed to Mercury Records. In 2012, she released her first single, “Merry Go Round.” “Same Trailer Different Park,” her debut studio album, was published in 2013 and has sold over 500,000 copies to date.
She received four Grammy nominations in 2014. Her second album was published in 2015, followed by a third album in 2016 and a fourth album in 2018. She has won six Grammys as of this writing.
In a 2014 interview with ABC Radio, Musgraves said that she had been dating her bandmate Misa Arriaga for several years after first becoming friends.
At Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Musgraves met Ruston Kelly. They met during a songwriting session in May 2016 and began dating soon after. The song “Butterflies” from Musgraves’ album Golden Hour is about her courtship with Kelly, according to her. Musgraves and Kelly got engaged on December 24, 2016. They tied the knot in Tennessee on October 14, 2017. In July 2020, the couple filed for divorce, which was finalized in September 2020.
Alison Krauss is one of Musgraves’ career role models, stating, “How many Grammys does she have, after all? She’s just been strong, truthful, and wonderful, and I like that “..
“My favorite trait of John’s would be his sense of humor, and it definitely inspired my songwriting a lot,” Musgraves said in a memorial performance to him following his death in 2020, adding that “that man singularly influenced me and my music more than anyone else on this earth.” “Lee Ann Womack is from near where I grew up in East Texas, so I’ve always looked up to her,” Musgraves says of one of her earliest influences. “If I could sing it like Lee Ann would and explain it like John would, then I feel like I’ve gotten somewhere,” Musgraves said of both John Prine and Lee Ann Womack.
Musgraves highlighted albums by Glen Campbell, Bobbie Gentry, Marty Robbins, Charley Pride, Roger Miller, and Jim Croce as influences on her sophomore album, and she also mentioned Ray Price, Julie Miller, and Loretta Lynn in an interview with Rolling Stone Country.
Musgraves stated in a Billboard interview that she is a Dolly Parton admirer “Beauty, sex appeal, intellect, wit, comedy, great music, important songwriting, no apologies for who she is, long before it was a thing or popular or whatever… She’s fearless, and I respect her spirit, as well as her kindness. When you’re talking to her, she’s very there, and I simply adore her.”
Cher, Selena Gomez, Ryan Adams, Cake, Neil Young, Weezer, Imogen Heap, Bee Gees, Sade, and Electric Light Orchestra are among Musgraves’ non-country influences.
In the conservative country music genre, Musgraves is noted for her progressive lyrics. Her songs have addressed contentious issues such as LGBT acceptance, safe sexual intercourse, recreational marijuana use, and religious emotion.
Musgraves discussed the backlash she received for her provocative lyrics in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “I believe it’s extremely cheap to play the rebel card,” she remarked. “I don’t press buttons only to push buttons, so the topics I’m singing about aren’t controversial to me. I discuss topics that have left an influence on me and that many people throughout the world are experiencing.”