Kacey Musgraves just topped Billboard‘s Country Albums chart with her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, but she had multiple ACM Awards nominations before that project was ever released. Kacey is up for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for performing and producing her clip for “Merry Go Round.”
She says, “Just a nomination even is the ultimate compliment from people that you work with in the business. It just makes me feel like I’m doing something right, and I’m just, I’m thankful.”
Kacey is a long shot to win the Female Vocalist trophy since she’s up against Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.
“These girls that have been doing this longer than I have in the public eye,” Kacey says of her fellow Female Vocalist nominees. “I don’t consider myself a vocalist. I mean I like to convey my message with my voice, but just to even be included in such a category is just unreal.”
As for her Video of the Year nomination, Kacey chalks it up to the magic of the do-it-yourself trend happening these days. She made the video using stock footage from the internet spliced in with footage she shot on her iPhone.
Kacey says, “It was just kind of different, kind of real, and that’s, I feel like, what the song needed.”
The 48th Annual ACM Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas Sunday night at 8 Eastern on CBS.
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