Kacey Musgraves’ Publicist Confirms She Really Was in the Buff on SNL

by Matthew Memrick
(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

On Saturday, country music star Kacey Musgraves went nude during one of her SNL performances, and her publicist has confirmed the stunt was what you thought.

Well, the 33-year-old singer confirmed it, too, with a cheeky Twitter post referencing Forrest Gump

Musgraves sang “Justified” for her first song, and maybe social media was probably still debating if the show was funny anymore or too political to catch the historic moment.

It will go down as a first in the show’s 46-year history. The show, featuring actor Owen Wilson, was also the first of the season. Other singers have mimed or lip-synched their way through songs, but Musgraves sat cross-legged with just a giant guitar, long boots, well-placed hair, and mood lighting.

“She was nude,” Musgraves’ publicist confirms to Variety. “Precautions were taken, and this was the first time it’s happened on the show.”

Other social media fans who picked up on the performance called it beautiful and moving. Her bravery probably gained a few more fans, too.

The native Texan has won six Grammy Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, and three Academy of Country Music Awards.

Saturday Night’s Alright For Musgraves

During the show, Kacey Musgraves posted a film still from the 1992 movie “Forrest Gump.” In it, actress Robin Wright’s Jenny character plays guitar and performs naked. Musgraves said the moment inspired her in the performance.

On Monday, fan and radio shock-jock Howard Stern brought her stunt up in his show Monday morning. But a majority may have missed her.

The social media site Reddit also discussed the au natural moment.

One Reddit user talked about being in the dress rehearsal audience. After the song, a group of people gathered around Kacey Musgraves with towels to stand and walk off stage. Another commenter was at the live performance and talked about seeing her from the audience side closest to her. In that instance, a moveable wall obscured her from the audience’s eyes before she got into a robe.

“She was super chill,” the Reddit user said. “(She) kinda walked off stage in the towel and waved. But yeah, seemed pretty legit.”

The singer’s representative confirmed her shielded exit as well.

More Musgrave Music On SNL

For her second song, Musgraves wore a flannel shirt and jeans to sing “Camera Roll.” Both tunes are on her new album, “Star-Crossed.”

Later, Musgraves dressed up in a flannel shirt and jeans for her second number, “Camera Roll.” Both songs played in the season premiere were from her new album, “Star-Crossed.” Her fifth studio album came out on Sept 10.

She goes back on tour in 2022 with a Jan. 19 tour-opening stop in St. Paul, Minn. Musgraves wraps up her U.S. tour in Los Angeles with a Feb. 20 performance before heading to Spain. There, she’ll perform on Jun. 2 in Barcelona.