Kacey Musgraves on Thursday scored her second No. 1 album on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The new album, Pageant Material, entered the chart at No. 1. Her previous album, Same Trailer Different Park, reached No. 1 on the country chart after its release in 2013. Musgraves has released albums since 2000, but she released her first five albums herself. It was not until she was signed with Mercury Nashville and released Same Trailer Park Different Park that her career took off.
She has won multiple awards for her songs. She was named New Artist of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards. She received two Grammy Awards the same year. Same Trailer Different Park was named Best Country Album and "Merry Go 'Round." In addition to CMA and Grammy nods, she won the ACM Award for Album of the Year. In 2014, she won the CMA Award for Song of the Year for "Follow Your Arrow."’
She is also known as a successful songwriter for other country singers. Among her compositions are "When You Love a Sinner" by Martina McBride, "Mama's Broken Heart" by Miranda Lambert, "Undermine" by Hayden Panettiere, "Get Outta My Yard" by Gretchen Wilson, and "That's What I Call Crazy" by Lucy Hale.
Two singles have been released from Pageant Material, so far, "Biscuits" and "Dime Store Cowgirl." The most successful single of her career on the charts, so far, is "Follow Your Arrow," which made it to No. 10 on Billboard's country singles chart in 2013. It was certified as a gold record. Her top record in sales, so far, appears to be her debut single from 2012, "Merry Go 'Round," which was certified platinum for its sales figures.
Musgraves is on a tour of the United States to promote her new album. Two performances have been scheduled for California. She is scheduled to appear at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga on Sept. 2, and The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Sept. 11. Tickets for the shows will be available at a later date.