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Kacey Musgraves Announces “A Very Kacey Christmas Tour”

Get ready to don your most festive and sparkly attire this Holiday season because Kacey Musgraves just announced dates for  “A Very Kacey Christmas Tour!”   The tour is bringing Yuletide joy to classic theaters around the country and will follow the release of Kacey’s first Holiday album, “A Very Kacey Christmas,” due out October 28th.  We really can’t think of a better way to get in the Christmas spirit!

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, September 30th, with pre-sales starting on Tuesday.  Head over to KaceyMusgraves.com for all the info!

A Very Kacey Christmas Tour Dates
November 26 – Caesars Wind – Windsor, ON – Buy Tickets
November 28 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
December 8 – Town Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
December 9 – Kirby Center – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Buy Tickets
December 10 – National Theatre – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
December 15 – Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, IL – Buy Tickets
December 16 – Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TN – Buy Tickets
December 17 – Victory Theatre – Evansville, IN – Buy Tickets

Watch a preview of “A Very Kacey Christmas” below and pre-order a copy of the album on Amazon now!

 

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Kacey Musgraves’ Country & Western Rhinestone Review Sparkles In New Jersey

She may not be pageant material but Kacey Musgraves was certainly the star of her “Country & Western Rhinestone Review” when it hit Starland Ballroom in New Jersey over the weekend.   The show sparkled from start to finish.  The shimmery pink curtains decorating the stage, her band’s light-up pink suits, and Kacey’s silvery dress certainly helped set the scene.  Kacey played most of the tracks from her new album, “Pageant Material,” to a sold out crowd.  She thanked everyone for coming out, noting that despite her lack of radio airplay (which she hopes will change), fans still managed to pack Starland Ballroom through word of mouth and finding music on their own.

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The energetic crowd knew every word to Kacey’s song and sang along throughout the night.   Kacey explained how she came up with the song “Dime Store Cowgirl” – before a performance when she was 12 or so, a woman told her that her cowboy hat made her look like a “dime store cowgirl.”  She told the crowd she had no idea what it meant at the time but thought it was pretty awesome that years later she wrote a song about it and had a sold out crowd that knew all the words.

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We love Kacey’s band, who play everything from steel guitar to the upright bass.  When introducing them affectionately as the “runner ups,” Kacey started the “talent portion” of the evening and each member got to show off their skills, from juggling to balloon animal making.

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Kacey threw a few covers into her set, including “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Kacey co-wrote but ended up being recorded by Miranda Lambert.  She told the crowd she “fangirled out hard” when Disney asked her to do a version of a song of her choice for an album.  She chose “A Spoonful of Sugar,” which she performed in the most delightful way.

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Opening act The Cactus Blossoms made us feel like we were back at a concert in the 1950s – from their vintage country sound to their throwback look – perfectly set against Kacey’s pink stage.

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Setlist:
Pageant Material
Biscuits
Silver Lining
This Town
Step Off
I Miss You
Fine
Dime Store Cowgirl
Family is Family
The Trailer Song
A Spoonful of Sugar
It Is What It Is
Merry Go Round
High Time
Mama’s Broken Heart
No Scrubs
Late To The Party
Die Fun
Follow Your Arrow
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Happy Trails

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Check out all of Kacey’s upcoming tour dates here and pickup a copy of “Pageant Material” on iTunes now!

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The Friday Five: 2016 Grammy Nominees

The Grammy Awards are coming this Monday, February 15th!  Make sure you tune into CBS at 8pm EST to catch the live show and all of the must-see performances.  Here are some of our favorite songs from some of this year’s nominees to get your long weekend off to a good start.

1. Sam Hunt – “Break Up In A Small Town”
nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Album

2. Kacey Musgraves – “Dime Store Cowgirl”
nominated for Best Country Album

3. Cam – “Burning House”
nominated for Best Country Solo Performance

4. Chris Stapleton – “Nobody To Blame”
nominated for Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance

5. Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
nominated for Best Country Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance

 

FarmBorough Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

***UPDATE: 2/9/16:
Unfortunately FarmBorough Festival has been canceled for 2016 per the FarmBorough website.

Last year the inaugural FarmBorough Festival took over Randall’s Island and brought 3 days of country music to NYC. The fest was such a success it’s coming back in 2016, and the first performers were just announced!  Headlining this year’s festival are Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Toby Keith, along with a rare performance from Brooks and Dunn.  Secret Fangirl faves Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves & A Thousand Horses are also slated to perform over the 3-day festival in June. We had a blast at last year’s event and are so excited it’s back in NYC! The fest has 2 stages of music, plus great food and fun activities throughout the weekend.

FarmBorough Festival 2016
June 17-19 2016
Randall’s Island, NYC
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2016 Lineup (as of January 2016, more TBA)
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
Jason Aldean
Thomas Rhett
A Thousand Horses
Kacey Musgraves
Brantley Gilbert
Billy Currington
Brooks & Dunn
David Nail
Eric Paslay
Lonestar
Ryan Kinder

Three day, general admission passes for the festival go on sale January 29th at 10am. Can’t make it all 3 days?  This year they will be offering single day tickets for sale at a later date TBD. Head over to the FarmBorough Festival website for all the info, including ticket payment plans.

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The Friday Five: 2015 Albums of the Year (Country)

It was way too hard to narrow down all of our favorite albums this year to just 5, so we split between pop and country.  Here are our favorite country albums that were released in 2016!  (Okay so we picked 6, deal)

1.Thomas Rhett – “Tangled Up”
Thomas rode the momentum of his hit single “Makes Me Wanna” and the funky vibes of “Crash And Burn” into an an album full of soulful, R&B tinged jams, all country at heart.  “Die A Happy Man,” which Thomas wrote for his wife Lauren, will make you cry; “Vacation” will make you dance, and “I Feel Good” will turn any day around.

2. Hunter Hayes – “The 21 Project”
2015 was the year of trying new things for Hunter Hayes, including how he released music.  After dropping digital singles throughout the Summer, Hunter released a 3-disc set featuring 7 songs as acoustic, studio and live versions.   “Saint Or A Sinner” is one of our favorite songs of the year, no matter how we listen to it. 

3. Kacey Musgraves – “Pageant Material”
Kacey’s latest album sparkles just as much as she does on stage.  She might not be “Pageant Material,” but she sure is great at crafting clever lyrics that anyone can relate to.  Each track has a story of it’s own and they all come together to create one of our favorite country albums of 2015.

4. A Thousand Horses – “Southernality”
What do you get when you mix Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers Band, and a whole lot of Southern moonshine? A Thousand Horses released the best “throwback” country rock album this year that we’ll be spinning for years to come.  Standout songs are the title track, “Trailer Trashed,” and “Travelin’ Man.”

5. Old Dominion – “Meat and Candy”
Even the band has commented on the strange name of their debut album but “Meat and Candy” is actually a fitting title for an album that has lots of sweet jams along with some more substantial tracks.  Their live show is not to be missed.

BONUS: Cam – “Untamed”
Released last week, Cam’s album barely made the cut but it’s one of the strongest debut albums we’ve heard in a long time!  We’re still kicking ourselves for not picking up one of those cute yellow flash drive bracelets when we saw Cam open for Dan+Shay!

Lineup Announced for 2016 Southern Ground Festival in Charleston

Let’s be real – concerts make us hungry.   But more often than not, we’re forced to eat bland, overpriced venue food.   Which is why we love the idea behind the Southern Ground Festival: it celebrates both the music and the food of the South!   The festival was started by Zac Brown in 2011, and will be held for the 5th time on April 16-17th 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.  The lineup includes an exciting lineup of country artists (literally it’s like all of our favorites) and will feature gourmet concessions from local vendors.

2016 Southern Ground Festival Lineup
Zac Brown Band
Marshall Tucker Band
HunterHayes
Thomas Rhett
Kacey Musgraves
A Thousand Horses
Old Dominion
Cam
Drake White
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sam Bush
Bruce Hornsby and the Noise Makers
Packway Handle Band
Muddy Magnolias

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Southern Ground Festival
April 16-17th 2016
MUSC Health Stadium
Charleston, SC
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Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday, December 18th at SouthernGroundFestival.com

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Kacey Musgraves Adds 2016 Country & Western Rhinestone Revue Tour Dates

Kacey Musgraves is set to add a little sparkle to your life in the new year! She just announced a string of brand new tour dates for her Country & Western Rhinestone Revue for early 2016!  Check out the dates below.  The new dates go on sale this week, with pre-sales starting tomorrow. Check with your venue for details.  Fangirl tip: Tickets make great Christmas presents!

Kacey Musgraves “Country & Western Rhinestone Revue” Tour
Jan 21st – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Jan 22nd – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
Jan 23rd – SOKOL Auditorium – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
Feb 19th – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Feb 20th – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ – Buy Tickets
Feb 25th – State Theatre – Kalamazoo, MI – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
March 3rd – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
March 4th – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, in – Buy Tickets
March 5th – Arvest Bank @ Midland – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets

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Pick up a copy of Kacey’s new album “Pageant Material” on iTunes now.

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Kacey Musgraves Brings Southern Style to The Paramount in Huntington, NY

Country star Kacey Musgraves served up some Southern style at The Paramount Theater in Long Island, NY over the weekend.  She performed tracks from her new album, “Pageant Material,” which was just released last month, along with hits from the Grammy winning “Same Trailer, Different Park.”  We love Kacey’s style – her set was made to look like a sunset over the Texan desert, complete with neon cactus lights.  Her 5 piece band wore their signature light up suit jackets, and played everything from the steel guitar to the upright bass to the banjo.   They joined Kacey at the front of the stage at the end of the evening for “My House,” doing a little do-si-do.

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Throughout the evening, Kacey showed off her vocal range and clever songwriting skills.   Other highlights of her set included a country version of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and a cover of Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Kacey penned.  She also filled the audience in on the inspiration for some of the tracks on her new album.  When she was 11 a crazy stage mom called her a “dime store cowgirl,” which Kacey ended up turning into a song.  She gave a  shout out to her “momma” who was in attendance.  We’re sure that even though Kacey’s “not Pageant Material” she’s still proud!

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The crowd was singing along to every word, even the newer material.  Kacey took time near the end of the set to individually point out and thank fans in the crowd (by name!)   Some had made her unique gifts, others had been to countless shows, and a young girl had asked Kacey to sign her guitar before the show.

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She closed out the show with an encore that began with a solo acoustic performance of “Cup of Tea” before her hit “Follow Your Arrow.”  Kacey came back out wearing light up boots for a country version of “These Boots Are Made For Walking” which had the whole venue rocking.   She thanked the crowd one final time and wished them safe travels before doing an acapella version of “Happy Trails” with her band.

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Setlist
High Time
Stupid
Blowin’ Smoke
This Town
Biscuits
Good Ol’ Boys Club
Family is Family
The Trailer Song
Pageant Material
Dime Store Cowgirl
Mama’s Broken Heart
No Scrubs
It Is What It Is
Late to the Party
Step Off
Merry Go ‘Round
My House
Cup of Tea
Follow Your Arrow
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Happy Trails

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The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue Coming This Fall

Kacey Musgraves just released her new album, “Pageant Material,” and she’s taking it on tour this fall!   The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue is hitting venues across the US, including the famed Apollo Theater in New York City.  Check out all the dates below!

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The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue
Sept. 2nd – Montalvo Arts Center – Saratoga, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 3rd – Britt Music & Arts Center – Jacksonville, OR – Buy Tickets
Sept 5th – Bumbershoot Fest – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Sept 7th – Alaska State Fair – Palmer, AK – Buy Tickets
Sept 11th – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – The Pagaent – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI – Buy Tickets
Oct 3rd – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 9th – The Howlin Wolf – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
Oct 11th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets
Oct 15th – The Paramount – Charlottesville, VA – Buy Tickets
Oct 16th – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – College St. Music Hall – New Haven, CT – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – Apollo Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “Biscuits” below and pickup a copy of “Pageant Material” on iTunes now!

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Kacey Musgraves Debuts “Biscuits” Video

Kacey is on a roll and her brand new video for “Biscuits” is nothing short of a warm fluffy appetizer for her brand new album “Pageant Material” out on June 23rd!  As usual, we love Kacey’s style (check out her band’s light up suits!)  The video is a throwback to old school variety shows, or as Kacey describes it “Hee Haw meets Pee-wee’s Playhouse meets Wes Anderson.”  Watch it below!

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