Kacey Musgraves Is Overwhelmed by Grammy Album of the Year Win: ‘It’s Really Crazy’
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS
Kacey Musgraves is Grammy’s big winner!
Musgraves, 30, took home the album of the year Gramophone for Golden Hour at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night, beating out Cardi B (Invasion of Privacy), Brandi Carlile (By The Way, I Forgive You), Drake (Scorpion), H.E.R. (H.E.R.), Post Malone (Beerbongs & Bentleys), Janelle Monáe (Dirty Computer), and Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By.
“Oh my god, I don’t even know what to say,” the singer began as she looked overwhelmed by her big win. “It was unbelievable to even be in a category with such gigantic albums. Really brilliant works of art. It’s really crazy, but I’m very thankful.”
She continued, “And I know that winning this doesn’t make my album better than anyone else’s in that category. They’re all so good and life is pretty tumultuous right now for all of us, I feel like, and it can feel that way. And I feel that because of that, art is really thriving and it’s been really beautiful to see that. Thank you for championing mine.”
“I would have nothing without songs, it’s all about the songs. I love my husband so much, this album wouldn’t have been created without you. Thank you to my fans. Thanks for spreading this music. Thank you,” she concluded.
Musgraves’ album, inspired in part by her marriage to singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, received rave reviews from critics as well as her peers. Harry Styles invited Musgraves to open for him on his arena tour, then in December she performed at the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 concert alongside Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Ed Sheeran.
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The career-defining Golden Hour also earned Musgraves other accolades. She took home the album of the year prize at the CMA Awards in November. And Musgraves was nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, including album of the year, best country album, best country solo performance (“Butterflies”) and best country song (“Space Cowboy”).
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The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.