The country music singer Kacey Musgraves has been an LGBTQ+ ally for a long time.
She recently spoke about making room for queer people in her career.
Musgraves said she didn't plan on being an ally; it randomly happened.
She felt more at home with her queer friends in Nashville than in Texas, where she was raised.
She included queer people in her songs because they were a huge part of her life experiences.
Musgraves was criticized for this, especially for "Follow Your Arrow" and "Merry Go Round."
Musgraves was happy with the songs since they inspired her LGBTQ+ fans despite the backlash.
She said the compliments fans gave her on her music really impacted her.
Her love for country music grew because fans could relate to her lyrics.