The Grammys is a rite of passage for all artists as the awards celebrate sensational work in the music industry.
Given the prestige, it was not surprising that Kacey Musgraves clapped back when the Grammys failed to acknowledge her latest album, “Star-Crossed,” in the Country category.
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The Grammys Debacle
On Wednesday, October 13, Musgraves took to her Instagram story to vent about the exclusion of her fifth studio album from the Grammys country music category.
The country music star shared a throwback picture of herself as a child in a red cowboy hat. This image was captioned with the words:
“You can take the girl out of the country (genre).. but you can’t take the country out of the girl.”
In addition to this picture, the 33-year-old shared a series of images and videos of her performances with famous country music stars over the years.
She also tagged many of them, such as Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire.
The “Butterflies” crooner used this medium to respond to the Grammys’ decision to deem her album “Star-Crossed” unfit for the country category and transfer it to the pop category for next year’s event.
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Outraged on Musgraves’s behalf, the president of Musgraves’ record company, Cindy Mabe, wrote a letter imploring the Grammys to reconsider their decision as the songstress was a significant force in country music.
Aside from achieving a massive milestone by releasing her fifth studio album, the “Breadwinner” singer added a cherry on top with a 50-minute companion film in September.
The Blast previously reported that the film featured an A-list celebrity cast including the musician Princess Nokia as well as Hollywood stars Eugene Levy and Victoria Pedretti.
The action-packed clip was given a cinematic feeling similar to the famous movie “Kill Bill.” According to film director Bardia Zeinali, their goal was to create something epic without compromising Musgraves’s vision.
The film also appeared to highlight details of the 33-year-old’s relationship timeline and divorce from Ruston Kelly. The clip featured the singer’s character experiencing a whirlpool of emotions from being happily married to becoming a sad housewife.
You can’t keep a good girl on the market for long, and Musgraves is taken again. In August, The Blast confirmed the news that the “Velvet Elvis” singer had found love in the arms of a poet.
The lucky man’s name is Cole Schafer, and the pair found each other at a crowded restaurant. Rumors of their relationship began in June after the pair were spotted holding hands in New York.
Schafer also stylishly announced their relationship by posting a picture of the pair in a warm embrace on Instagram. He captioned this heartwarming post with, “I’m trying like hell not to write about her.”
He might not be writing about the songstress, but the poet was not shy when it came to gushing about his sweetheart.