The MTV Video Music Awards are underway, and there has been no shortage of stunning looks among the artists in attendance. Country star Kacey Musgraves put her name in the running for the biggest headpiece on the red carpet. She also performed at the event. Musgraves joined the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, and Shawn Mendes, among others.
Last year, the pandemic prevented the award show from going forward in earnest. This year, however, the VMAs are all the way back. If you need evidence of this, look no further than the headpiece Kacey Musgraves wore on the red carpet. It’s hard to miss. We can only hope she takes it off by the time she takes her seat for the sake of everyone behind her.
Headpiece speaking for itself, Musgraves stunned with the rest of her outfit too. The purple dress and red leather gloves left little to be desired.
Kacey Musgraves Brings the Worlds of Country and Pop Together With VMAs Performance
Days after dropping her full-length album “Star Crossed,” Kacey Musgraves graced the VMAs audience with a performance of the title track. And before you ask, yes, she changed her wardrobe before taking the stage. That headpiece would be quite an inconvenience during a live performance.
That being said, her live rendition of “star-crossed” was relatively calm. Standing in front of a candle-lit backdrop, Musgraves let her vocals shine. The climax of the song was punctuated by a huge heart erupting in flames behind her. You can watch the performance for yourself below.
The imagery goes a long way in service of Kacey Musgraves’ album. She has talked about how “Star Crossed” is a record inspired by the emotions she’s been dealing with in the wake of her divorce from ex-husband Ruston Kelly. But according to an interview she did with NPR recently, there’s a bit more to it than that.
“You can easily say it is a post-divorce album, which yes, it is factually on paper. But this album is full of a lot of love and gratitude for that person, for Rustin, for my life and my ability to explore all the emotions as a songwriter,” said Kacey Musgraves.
In a fitting release for the Video Music Awards, the country artist unveiled a feature-length movie alongside her new album. “star-crossed: the film” is streaming now on Paramount Plus and was summed up best by the streaming platform itself.
The film “takes the music from the studio to the screen with gorgeous visuals and a sense of heightened reality envisioned by Musgraves and Zeinali and shot by Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique.”
The VMAs are underway at the time of this writing. Fans can tune in on MTV.