Six-time GRAMMY winner and singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves is an absolute sweetheart in the music industry. We refuse to believe you have not listened to the sweet and gorgeous voice of Kacey yet. When it’s about country music, we cannot stop thinking about Kacey. There is nothing she cannot do. Kacey is a blessing to us with her voice and heartwarming personality. It is needless to point out that the more we get to know Kacey, the more we fall in love with her, and we are sure you will be too. We could spend all day listing off reasons to stan Kacey, but to make the article easy and sweet, we are going to squeeze it to five.
1. Her Music
Kacey’s music is one of the main reasons we are in love with her. If you listen to her, you will be too. She is the queen of country music, pop, and neo-traditional country music genres. Kacey Musgraves has given a new shape to the country music genre while framing a genuine image of herself. The enthralling quality of Kacey is her musical versatility and kind personality, which attract us the most. We feel enchanted while listening to Kacey.
Undeniable, I’m a country singer; I’m a country songwriter. But I feel like I make country music for people who like country music and for people who don’t.
Kacey’s music is free and outspoken on topics like religion, marriage, sexuality, gender norms, and drugs. She won GRAMMY awards for Best Country Song for ‘Merry Go Round‘ and Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park. Kacey styles the pop genre in her way and is a pop star with bleeding authenticity. Among these five reasons, her music is one of the leading points. We never miss a chance to listen to Kacey.
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2. Her Lyrics
Kacey is the real queen with her lyrics. They are poignant and have a poetic quality. She is like a poet who knows how to play with words. Kacey’s lyrics give life thoughts and inspire us with good reason. We can relate to her lyrics in every situation of life. When we don’t know the exact word of a particular feeling, Kacey comes to the rescue. The poetic Kacey rises and uses the best words while talking about love, prioritizing family, giving hopes about a new relationship, or highlighting the importance of who you are.
Songs like ‘Butterflies,’ ‘Rainbow,’ ‘Family Is Family,’ ‘Slow Burn,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Love Is A Wild Thing,’ and many more showcase some engrossing lyrics and brighten up the mastery of Kacey. Her lyrics and use of perfect words in every song are one of the reasons we stan her.
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3. Her Mesmerizing Covers
Apart from her songs, Kacey leaves us in amazement when she covers other artists’ songs. She is angelic while singing country songs, but she hits the floor and shakes our heads too while covering songs. There are plenty of songs that Kacey has covered and, among them, some are Latin, and some are from decades past. We know which cover you are looking for, and yes, she has even hit the stage with Harry Styles, another talented singer, songwriter, and actor. Among these five reasons, covers from Kacey Musgraves are what we need in life. Let us exhibit some of our favorite Kacey Musgraves covers.
‘You’re Still The One’ By Shania Twain
It was an evening at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2019. Harry Styles announced, “We’re gonna sing one of my personal favorites,” during his world tour, and Kacey Musgraves stepped on the stage with an eye-catching rainbow dress with untied hair. The audience screamed in excitement when the duo started singing the Shania Twain classic with a little bit of their rendition and twist. With Kacey’s dynamic yet sweet voice, we are mesmerized by this cover. This cover of Kacey with Harry was something we did not know we needed. It was nominated at the iHeart Radio Awards in 2019 for Best Cover Song. We listen to this cover almost every day and get the realization every minute of how amazingly Kacey has covered it with Styles. The reason we love Kacey is her flexibility with all artists and their songs.
‘Crazy’ By Gnarls Barkley
How can we not include a country song cover when Kacey is here. Yes, we can’t not. Here is Kacey’s fascinating cover of Gnarls Barkley’s pop-indie ‘Crazy,’ which she nailed during her opening on Harry Styles’ last summer world tour. Kacey blessed us by covering this song again on her Oh, What A World Tour, and this time she sang it with the lead singer CeeLo Green. With a guitar in her hand, the duo took our hearts and made us drop our jaws on the floor.
‘See You Again’ By Miley Cyrus (Acoustic Version)
We do not move for a second while listening to Kacey’s cover of Miley‘s ‘See You Again,’ in 2013. The acoustic version is superior. Her high notes go straight to our hearts. The main reason we love to hear covers of Kacey is she adds her twists and rendition. You will fall in love with it just as we do.
Kacey also covered Selena Y Los Dinos’ ‘Coma La Flor’ after winning her GRAMMY Awards in 2019. It was an iconic cover by Kacey. We cannot stop listening to her other cover of Cyndi Lauper’s superhit ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,’ during Kacey’s world tour. We feel empowered and proud.
4. Her Support For Small Businesses
As we said earlier, Kacey is our sweetheart with a versatile and heartwarming personality. She has the purest heart when it is time to help people. The way she engages us with her lyrics, music, and voice is one thing, but we are enthralled by her support for small businesses too. She does not hesitate to help those who are in need. Recently, Kacey needed to get some photos quickly for her tour, and that is how she met Tom’s One Hour Photo & Lab.
Sandwiched between little bodegas, my sister randomly found this place on Beverly Blvd in Korea Town called Tom’s One Hour Photo & Lab. It’s one of those rare mom-&-pop gems that has lasted thru trends coming and going and weirdly has come back around again without even realizing it.
Kacey helped Tom by doing a photoshoot and created an Instagram account for him to raise his business. The Instagram account has crossed 89K followers. One of the reasons to stan Kacey is she is very positive and inspirational.
The owner, Tom, was SO adorable. He not only does film developing but (cheap) and nostalgic portrait sessions too. (He gave us digital files and we edited these but he’ll shoot on film if you ask him to.) Pick your favorite background! He made them all himself. It’s cash only and he has no internet. He sadly told us his business used to be really busy back in 1991 when he opened but has slowed way down since the digital wave. So, like any good millennials would do we started an appreciation Instagram for him.
Kacey also gave more details on her Twitter account.
We are so proud of Tom, and all credit goes to Kacey, and of course, the hard work of Tom. Yes, we stan a queen who sings for people and supports people.
Check out Tom’s Instagram profile here.
5. She Is An LGBTQI+ Ally
Kacey is always very open-minded and outspoken about topics like sexuality, marriage, and all. One of the main reasons to love Kacey is her passionate love and support for the LGBTQI+ community. She is always very loud in her music to show her support. Her mega-hit country anthem, ‘Follow Your Arrow,’ presents to be true to yourself despite what others are saying. Most of her songs give positive LGBTQI+ notes and make her queer fans happy. She is a positive queer icon who loves to stand for her queer fans. Not only through music but also outside of it, is she extremely vocal about supporting the LGBTQI+ community. What attracts most about Kacey is she never bounds herself and advises her fans not to do so as well. She advises to be happy and loved.
Be who you want to be, be gay, don’t be gay. Be happy. That’s all that matters.
Kacey Musgraves, the country genre queen, makes us smile with her music, gives us life lessons through her lyrics, and makes us realize how important it is to love yourself. We stan Kacey, our queen. Before it is too late, listen to Kacey Musgraves, and we are sure you will fall in love with her. Once you stan Kacey, there is no escape from it.
Sure, you are growing a feeling to listen to Kacey. Aren’t you? So, tell us which is your favorite song and which lyrics move you the most. Let us know in the comments by tweeting us @TheHoneyPop, or telling us on Facebook and Instagram.
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