Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves
Photo courtesy of Scott Dudleson

Kacey Lee Musgraves was born in Golden, Texas in August of 1988 and began guitar lessons when she was 12-years-old. She got her start in the music business after raising money to record a demo at the age of 18 and performing western swing music at local festivals. She was able to sing and yodel her way onto appearances on the "Today Show", the 2002 Winter Olympics and "Good Morning America". She began writing songs at the age of eight and has become one of the top chart-topping women in country music in the past few years. Her first song, "Notice Me", was written by her for her elementary school graduation, but that was only the beginning for Kacey Musgraves.

Kacey had been playing festivals and making a name for herself around Texas as a singer and songwriter when she released three solo albums independently before competing on USA Network's "Nashville Star". Kacey would place seventh in the competition in 2007. She was then discovered in 2008 by an independent record label where she was able to record two songs for an EP.

She joined Lady Antebellum in 2012 on their "Own The Night Tour" overseas and would later sign with Mercury Records in 2012. She released her first single on Mercury Records, "Merry Go Round", that same year and the album Same Park, Different Trailer in March of 2013. Kacey had critics and fans take notice when she released her song "Follow Your Arrow", with her non-judgmental view on choices people make in their life and how it doesn't matter what others think of those choices.

Kacey also had a hit with Miranda Lambert with her co-written song, "Mama's Broken Heart", which earned her a Song of the Year nomination at the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. Kacey would walk away with the Grammy Award in 2014 for the Best Country Song for "Merry Go Round"; the same year she was nominated for "Mama's Broken Heart".

ABC's "Nashville" also took notice of Kacey's songwriting talent and picked up her song "Undermine" for stars Charles Esten (Deacon) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette) to sing on the show in 2012. Clare Bowen (Scarlett) sang another Musgraves penned tune on the show, "Crazy Tonight", in 2013.

Kacey has noted certain artists as influences in her own career: Lee Ann Womack was one of her childhood influences in music; Alison Krauss had a huge influence on her career; and John Prine influenced her songwriting. Kacey has remained true to herself by writing what some might consider controversial topics in country music, similar to the likes of Loretta Lynn and her career in music.

She has released her first single, "Biscuits", on March 16, 2015 from her upcoming second album on Mercury Records. The song is already creating more interest in Musgraves upcoming album and tour. The song encourages people to stop worrying about what other people have. Musgraves continues her throwback to the early days of traditional country music.