The Texas native is in the midst of her Oh What a World Tour

By Jeff Nelson and Karen Mizoguchi
April 12, 2019 09:22 PM
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Kacey Musgraves represented Nashville Friday in her first of two Coachella sets at the annual music festival in Indio, California.

The country star, 30, opened her set with her hit “Slow Burn” off her Grammy-winning album, Golden Hour. “How you doing, Coachella?!” she said before performing “Wonder Woman.”

“Holy s— Coachella! You guys look beautiful this golden hour!” Musgraves yelled.

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“This is my first Coachella ever, never been. Needless to say, I’m very excited,” she said. “We’re going to forget everything else because we’re alive and it’s f—— awesome.”

Musgraves’ weekend 1 setlist also included Golden Hour hits “Butterflies,” “Lonely Weekend,” “Happy & Sad,” “Oh, What a World,” “Love Is a Wild Thing,” “Velvet Elvis,” “Rainbow” and “High Horse.”

“My mom is watching down in Texas on the live stream, hey fam, this one’s for her,” Musgraves said before dedicating “Mother.”

Kacey Musgraves performing at Coachella 2019
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She also performed “Die Fun” off her 2015 album, Pageant Material.

Musgraves even brought out Instagrandma-famous Baddiewinkle on stage.

This is the first time the Texas native has appeared at Coachella, but she’s no stranger to performing in the desert — she played the country music festival Stagecoach (also in Indio) last year.

Musgraves’s Coachella set comes amid her Oh What a World Tour, which kicked off in January. The tour was recently expanded. She heads overseas in May and will return to North America in June and will be on the road through the fall.

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Kacey Musgraves performing at Coachella 2019
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After releasing two traditionally twangy albums in 2013 (Same Trailer Different Park) and 2015 (Pageant Material), the Music City mainstay earned crossover cred last year with the acclaimed Golden Hour, her psychedelic, genre-bending masterpiece.

On the award show circuit, Golden Hour made Musgraves a golden girl, winning: album of the year at the Country Music Association Awards in November; four Grammys in February for album of the year, best country album, best country song and best country solo performance; and, most recently, album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.

“This record is very personal to me. More personal than any bit of art I’ve ever made. Also — so much great music was released this year. I really believe that art is thriving,” Musgraves told PEOPLE in January ahead of the Grammys. “Being nominated alongside great albums that garner way larger sales numbers and radio play is extra special for me. It lets me know that hard work does pay off, and also that people just want to connect to music that makes them feel something regardless of what genre it’s labeled under.”