Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network’s singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh. She signed to Mercury Nashville in 2012 and has released two critically acclaimed albums on the label, Same Trailer Different Park (2013) and Pageant Material (2015).Musgraves later announced dates for her new tour ‘The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue’ which began August 27, 2015 in Atlanta and wrapping in Amsterdam on November 22. Many tour stops were sold out so on January 11, 2016 Musgraves announced the 2nd leg of the tour which begins January 21, 2016 through April 22, 2016 respectively.
Musgraves was born in Golden, Texas. She began songwriting at the age of eight, when she wrote a song called “Notice Me” for her elementary school graduation. She first learned to play music on the mandolin, then at age 12 started taking guitar lessons from a local musician named John DeFoore, which she later described as “one of the most important things that ever happened to me.”
Musgraves first got her start in the country music industry at the age of 18, when she would record demos to make money. Her mother would take her to local music festivals to sing western swing music.