Kacey Musgraves on Austin City Limits ©️KLRU photo by Scott Newton

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Contemporary country queen Kacey Musgraves returns to the Austin City Limits stage to perform songs from her highly-acclaimed new album, Golden Hour. Musgraves dazzled in a standout ACL debut in 2014, and the now two-time Grammy Award- winning singer-songwriter returns with a new album that is generating glowing reviews. NPRstated, “she’s relaxed into the sound she’s already designed, going deeper beneath its sparkly, vintage-tinted surface and further cultivating her innate commitment to clarity and craft,” and Noisey proclaims “it’s clear that the Texan is still the most talented songwriter in mainstream pop-country.”

Co-writing and producing with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, the Golden, Texas native created an album that marks a more personal, emotional chapter for a songwriter who has been celebrated for her piercing observations and finely-hewn storytelling. “I had a different mindset this time, which was feeling rather than thinking—leading heart first, rather than brain first,” the newly- married artist says. “I was feeling genuinely happy for the first time in a long time, and it started pouring out in ideas and songs.”

In this window of creative exploration, she and her collaborators offer strikingly new musical directions, with inspirations ranging from Neil Young to Sade, even dipping lightly into disco. “You won’t find anybody on this earth more inspired by traditional country music more than me,” she says, “but there are all these other facets of music that inspire me, too. I was wondering what it would sound like if those influences could live cohesively.” Pitchfork calls the record “an assured, artful snapshot of a particular rush of feelings, but its wisdom speaks volumes to Musgraves’ ongoing evolution.” Consequence of Sound calls Golden Hour “an honest, cohesive musical experience that will linger in your mind and heart long after the final notes have faded.”

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