Kacey Musgraves hits out at Grammys over country album snub

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Kacey Musgraves blasts the Grammys for deciding her album “star-crossed” is not eligible within the Best Country Album prize.

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The 33-year-old singer’s latest file “star-crossed” will not be on the shortlist within the country class for subsequent yr’s ceremony, and she or he has hit out at the choice.

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She wrote on social media: “You can take the lady out of the country (style) however you may’t take the country out of the lady.”

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She additionally shared a photograph of herself as a toddler in a pink cowboy hat, in addition to snaps with country legends like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, George Strait and extra.

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She captioned one: “Ain’t that proper, Loretta Lynn?”

And alongside image with the “Jolene” hitmaker, she added: “What about you, Dolly?”

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Kacey’s 2018 file “Golden Hour” gained each the all-genre and country album of the yr Grammys, whereas the LP’s tracks ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Space Cowboy’ had been honoured in country classes.

She additionally gained finest country album in 2014 for “Same Trailer Different Park”, and collaborated with “Golden Hour” co-writers and co-producers Daniel Tashian on “star-crossed”.

This week, Cindy Mabe – president of UMG Nashville – additionally hit out at the Recording Academy over the country style screening committee’s determination.

In a letter printed by Billboard, she mentioned: “Sonically, it’s bought extra country instrumentation than ’Golden Hour’ which gained Country Album of the Year in 2019.

“To examine ‘Golden Hour’ to ‘star-crossed’, each albums had been produced by Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves. Both albums had been combined by Shawn Everett.”

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She added: “Both albums full one another with ‘Golden Hour’ telling the story of falling in love and ‘star-crossed’ telling the conclusion of the breakup. There isn’t any departure in sound from these two tasks.

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“This album was persistently labeled as country all through it’s metadata and general labeling throughout the DSP accounts and companions. star-crossed appeared on each main country playlist of each DSP. (sic)”

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