Kacey Musgraves tied the number of CMA Award nominations with Taylor Swift — a feat the newcomer certainly didn’t expect to come so soon.
While Musgraves knew the nominations came out on Tuesday, she didn’t expect to be included. Much to her surprise, Musgraves made history.
Musgraves and Swift both received six nominations for the November 6 awards show in Nashville, reports The Huffington Post. The number makes her the first woman to lead the nominations in her first year as a nominee.
She also did it in a very well-rounded way. Kacey Musgraves was nominated as a singer, songwriter, and producers with album, female vocalist, new artist, single, and two different song of the year entries.
Kacey commented after the nominations were announced, “I had no idea I’d make history.” She added, “It’s really cool, I love that… to be recognized for all those things makes me feel good.”
The Boot notes that Musgraves also recently announced her first headlining tour. The Same Trailer Different Tour will begin on September 19 in New York City and visit 13 cities around the world. It will end with a concert in Athens, Ohio on October 31.
Her album, Same Trailer, Different Park, enjoyed success at No. 1. She released three independent albums before she signed with Mercury Records for her major label debut.
And now she will compete with the best of them for a CMA Award in November. Kacey Musgraves will go up against the likes of Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Darius Rucker and hopes to come out on top.
The 47th annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. It is the sixth time the pair, who have a rather hilarious relationship, will host the show. It will air live from Nashville on ABC.
The news that Kacey Musgraves has six CMA Award nominations could be a sign that the 25-year-old will enjoy even more success as her budding career continues.