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Kacey Musgrave

Kacey Musgrave is an American singer and songwriter. Kacey Musgrave is best known for her ‘Grammy Award’ winning album ‘Golden Hour’.

Early Life

Kacey was born in her birthplace, Golden, Texas, US  on August 21, 1988. She was born to her father Karen and her mother Craig Musgraves. As of now, her age is 35 years old. Her father owned a small printing press in Golder and her mother was an artist. Kacey was raised with her sister Kelly Musgraves, who later became a successful photographer. She has been a music enthusiast since she was a kid.

Moreover, Kacey learned to play mandolin ever since she was a kid. She started writing songs when she was 8. Her first song was ‘Notice Me’. She wrote the song for her elementary school graduation ceremony. During her teenage years, Kacey took a guitar class from John DeFoore. It was during this period, that Kacey became determined to make a career in music.

Kacey’s parents were supportive of her dreams. Moreover, her mother took her to local music festivals. Kacey would perform western swing music on stage. Kacey attended Mineola High School and graduated in 2006. By then, she has planned to release her albums by herself.

Professional Life

Kacey released three albums by herself in 2007. In 2007, she appeared on a talent-hunt reality show known as ‘Nashville Star’. The show earned her first national prominence. She came 7th in the show. Monte Robinson noticed Kacey in 2018 after moving to Austin at the age of 18. Robinson ran an independent record label named ‘Triple Pop Records’.

Moreover, Kacey recorded two singles for the label ‘Apologize’ and ‘See You Again’. Both songs were covers of popular songs. In 2012, she was signed by ‘Mercury Nashville Records’ which was a major career breakthrough. She started working on her debut album and released one of its singles ‘Merry Go Round’ in 2012.

In 2013, her debut album ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ was released. She had co-written 12 songs for the album. The album won the ‘Grammy Award’ for ‘Best Country Album’ at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.’ Her album debuted at the second spot on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. Moreover, it also topped the ‘Top Country Albums’ chart. Her song ‘Follow Your Arrow’ from the same album was named by ‘Rolling Stones magazine as the 39th best country song of all time.

More about her career

In 2015, she gathered the same team of music producers and released her second studio album, ‘Pageant Material’. The album was an immediate commercial success and received a ‘Grammy nomination for ‘Best Country Album’. Furthermore, Kacey released a Christmas album named ‘A Very Kacey Christmas’ in October 2016. The album featured eight traditional Christmas songs, along with four original ones. Therefore, Kacey embarked on a nationwide tour to promote the album.

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Caption: Kacey Musgrave during the Primavera Sound Festival on June 02, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain.
Source: Tennessean

Kacey released her fourth studio album ‘Golden Hour’ in March 2018. It has been her most successful one to date. Thus, the album became a huge commercial success and debuted at the fourth spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album featured 13 songs, which were co-written by Kacey and co-produced by Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. The album was nominated for four awards at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Moreover, the album won all four awards including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Country Album.’ Two singles from the album, ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Space Cowboy,’ won a Grammy each. Moreover, ‘Golden Hour’ also won the Album of the Year award at the 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards.


In addition, Kacey has also collaborated with many other musicians. She provided background vocals in the single ‘All the Best’ from Zac Brown Band’s album ‘Welcome Home’.

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Caption: Kacey Musgrave at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 Source: IMDb

Net Worth 2024

Kacey has earned a lot of fame and name through her hard work. She has a net worth of about $10 million as of 2024.

Personal Life

Kacey Musgrave and her bandmate Misa Arriaga were friends for a long time. They eventually started dating each other. In 2014, Kacey publicly announced her relationship with Misa. Unfortunately, they separated shortly after. However, Kacey met Ruston Kelly at a cafe in Nashville.

In 2016, they had a songwriting date. Following this date, they began dating each other. Kacey said that her single ‘Butterflies’ was dedicated to her relationship with Ruston. The couple announced their engagement in 2016 and got married in 2017. However, they got divorced in 2020.

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Caption: Kacey Musgrave and ex-husband Ruston Kelly during their wedding
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Kacey Musgrave – Body Measurements

Kacey Musgrave is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 58 kg. She has hazel-brown eyes and black hair.

Kacey Musgrave – Social Media

She is active on her social media. Kacey Musgrave is available on Instagram as @spaceykacey and has 2.4 million followers. She has 970.3k followers on Twitter and her handle is @KaceyMusgraves. Moreover, she also has a Facebook account with 1.2 million followers. Her self-titled YouTube channel has 594k subscribers.