If you ask Kacey Musgraves — the country singer-songwriter who won four Grammy Awards last Sunday, including album of the year — how her week has been, you’ll get a pretty good idea of her default manner.
“Mehhh,” she said playfully over the phone Friday evening, after a few days of letting it all sink in. “I’ve had better.”
Her tongue-in-cheek deflection spoke to the shock that a progressive, psychedelic-drug-using Nashville misfit from Texas could have beaten Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar for what remains the highest annual honor in music.
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“Golden Hour,” Musgraves’s third major label album, was critically beloved, but had barely been embraced by country radio — still the genre’s mainstream driver — and was far from a smash. Ahead of the Grammys, the album had totaled about 310,000 in sales, compared to many millions for the favorites in the top categories. Still, in addition to her first album of the year, Musgraves won Grammys for best country album, best country solo performance (“Butterflies”) and best country song (“Space Cowboy”), bringing her career total to six.
In Musgraves’s first interview since her Cinderella moment, the singer reflected on this year’s Grammys, her place in the Nashville scene and what’s to come. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.
Congratulations on a big night. How have you been celebrating?
Lots of R & R time. Definitely happy moments with the team, but also celebrating with food. Enjoying having some burgers — note the plural nature. My husband and I had some down time together — spa time, which is a way that I like to take a break. But I’m already back to a week of shows.
And how did you celebrate that night — did you go hard or just crash at the hotel?
I went really hard at Fatburger. I’m not like, hugely into an after-party scene, usually. I kind of like celebrating on my own terms. But we did stop by. And then afterward, not only did I have a fried chicken sandwich doused in buffalo sauce, but I also had a cheeseburger with jalapeños on it, and I ate both, 100 percent, and fries. I sat there and ate it in the restaurant in my Valentino dress. I went straight from shaking Mick Jagger’s hand to having a fried chicken sandwich in my hand.
What do you remember about the moment your name was called for that final award?
Disbelief, in general. But weirdly, a sense of calmness. Leading up to an award like that, you have a little hope, I think, that maybe you’ll win. But I was fine with not winning because it was just such a crazy compliment to be nominated alongside such giant albums. Huge albums that garnered lots of attention, lots of sales, lots of radio play. So you can hope that you may have a small chance, but I definitely was nowhere near banking on anything. It was a really beautiful moment, and I was somehow able to find the words to get out what I wanted to say. I don’t think it’s something that you can process until way later.
Who’s the funniest person who has contacted you to say congratulations? Any heroes, exes or elementary-school enemies?
Definitely some randoms. Nothing too crazy. No exes, for sure. [Laughs]
Six Grammys now — where are you going to put them all?
Well, I’m a little limited on shelf space at the house — we have a small house! I was thinking maybe I’ll give one to my grandma. One for my parents to keep. Maybe one in the car — on the hood of the car, so everyone knows.
Any standout Grammy moments from behind the scenes?
If you could’ve seen us quick-changing into my Dolly Parton outfit and giant hair in a matter of seven minutes, that would’ve been something to see. If I would’ve just walked away from that night having just performed with Dolly, that would’ve felt like the win of a lifetime for myself, because she is the ultimate, as far as I’m concerned.
Obviously the Grammys got some flak last year about its representation of women, and this year was an attempt at a makeup. How do you think the show did?
I think the Grammys definitely made up for last year’s lack of female representation, but the credit also has to go to the women who are the ones making the art. You never want to think that there’s a crazy influx — a 180 from last year — because of [tokenism]. It would be a shame to feel that way. But in this case there were a lot of really beautiful pieces of work released. So I’m not going to think about it that much.
You haven’t always been embraced by the Nashville establishment. Were you surprised that you cleaned up in the country categories?
Country music itself and the Nashville community have always shown me great support and love from the beginning. When I first moved to town, about 11 years ago, I got a giant education from the Nashville songwriting community. I made a ton of friends, I worked really hard for years there before I was even an artist myself. So I feel really connected to that community, and I feel like they do have my back. That’s a whole different side of Nashville.
The other side of it is country radio, which has its own problem with women. Do you expect them to look at you differently now?
It’s been really amazing to see “Rainbow” have such a positive response on all genres of radio after the awards. Like I’ve said from day one, this album and none of my albums are created specifically for that end-goal, but if it ends up there, I’m more than grateful.
Can we expect a new album in 2019?
My goal, in general, is just to be able to stay somewhat inspired by something, and to be able to tap into some kind of creative vein. So I will go poke around and see if I can catch some kind of creative wind, songwise, at some point soon. There are a couple songs that I really like. I have no idea where that’s going to go, but that’s the fun of it — exploring until you can find something to start packing into the next snowball.B:
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“【她】【会】【帮】【忙】【吗】？”【张】【燕】【红】【问】【道】。 “【放】【心】，【会】【有】【人】【过】【来】【协】【助】【你】【的】，【只】【是】【一】【点】，【你】【记】【住】【了】，【我】【会】【让】【人】【想】【法】【子】【保】【你】【一】【命】，【不】【过】【去】【监】【狱】【是】【必】【然】【的】【了】，【只】【是】【时】【间】【长】【短】，【进】【去】【后】，【我】【会】【另】【外】【通】【知】【你】【有】【事】【情】【做】，【你】【给】【我】【好】【好】【的】【做】【事】【情】，【若】【是】【在】【出】【现】【差】【池】，【你】【应】【该】【知】【道】【我】【的】【能】【力】。” 【面】【具】【人】【看】【着】【张】【燕】【红】，【满】【身】【的】【威】【压】【让】【张】【燕】【红】【浑】【身】
【陆】【晓】【晓】【没】【想】【到】【傅】【司】【霆】【竟】【然】【会】【提】【出】【这】【个】【赌】【约】。 【她】【惊】【讶】【地】【看】【着】【傅】【司】【霆】，【同】【时】【又】【格】【外】【认】【真】【地】【思】【考】【起】【这】【个】【问】【题】。 “【这】【个】……” 【谁】【会】【先】【结】【婚】？ 【陆】【晓】【晓】【以】【前】【还】【真】【没】【想】【过】【这】【个】【问】【题】。 【即】【便】【现】【在】【两】【家】【人】【都】【已】【经】【见】【过】【面】【了】，【陆】【晓】【晓】【潜】【意】【识】【里】【仍】【旧】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【离】【结】【婚】【很】【遥】【远】。 【她】【想】【着】【想】【着】，【视】【线】【飘】【向】【了】【傅】【司】【霆】，【随】【后】【想】买码高手大全【重】【新】【恢】【复】【秩】【序】【的】【冥】【界】，【几】【位】【宫】【主】【站】【在】【冥】【王】【面】【前】【复】【命】。 “【彼】【岸】【仙】【君】，【你】【是】【受】【伤】【了】【吗】？”【身】【着】【玄】【衣】【纁】【裳】，【神】【态】【威】【严】【的】【冥】【王】【关】【心】【道】。 “【多】【谢】【帝】【君】【殿】【下】【关】【心】，【属】【下】【只】【是】【一】【时】【疏】【忽】，【被】【几】【名】【亡】【魂】【偷】【袭】，【并】【不】【碍】【事】。”【云】【鸿】【落】【作】【礼】【道】，【清】【冷】【道】。 “【也】【是】，【这】【么】【大】【的】【场】【面】，【彼】【岸】【仙】【君】【难】【免】【害】【怕】【失】【神】，【情】【理】【之】【中】。”【苏】【世】【立】【一】
【次】【日】【一】【早】，【富】【察】【格】【格】【走】【了】【的】【消】【息】，【传】【遍】【了】【避】【暑】【山】【庄】，【康】【熙】【听】【到】【了】，【仅】【是】【摆】【摆】【手】【放】，【让】【李】【德】【全】【送】【一】【些】【东】【西】【过】【去】【罢】【了】。 【皇】【后】【听】【到】【了】，【特】【意】【让】【身】【边】【的】【秦】【嬷】【嬷】【过】【去】，【看】【看】【永】【璜】【被】【送】【到】【何】【处】【了】。 “【奴】【婢】【听】【说】，【富】【察】【格】【格】【在】【临】【终】【前】，【求】【了】【四】【阿】【哥】，【请】【把】【永】【璜】【阿】【哥】【放】【在】【侧】【福】【晋】【的】【身】【边】【教】【养】。”【秦】【嬷】【嬷】【赶】【紧】【回】【禀】【道】。 【即】【便】，【永】
【保】【泰】【便】【把】【药】【放】【在】【了】【福】【全】【坐】【的】【桌】【几】【上】，【康】【熙】【心】【里】【是】【觉】【得】，【是】【药】【三】【分】【毒】，【要】【是】【没】【什】【么】【大】【碍】【的】【话】，【尽】【量】【还】【是】【别】【吃】【药】【的】【好】，【福】【全】【这】【些】【年】，【已】【经】【喝】【了】【不】【少】【的】【汤】【药】，【都】【没】【治】【好】，【如】【今】【喝】【了】【些】【酒】，【越】【发】【的】【严】【重】【了】，【康】【熙】【想】【着】，【究】【竟】【是】【怎】【么】【回】【事】。 【保】【泰】：“【我】【回】【来】【的】【时】【候】，【碰】【到】【李】【公】【公】【了】，【在】【我】【后】【边】【呢】。” 【康】【熙】：“【这】【个】【李】【德】【全】【真】