Kacey Musgraves Reveals First Time She Heard Herself on Radio, Overwhelming Feelings Afterward

by Halle Ames

Seeing your hard work turn into a reality was an emotional moment for country star Kacey Musgraves.

In a two-minute video on Kacey Musgraves’ social media accounts, the 32-year-old singer reveals first-time moments that are significant to shaping her into the person and artist she is today.

Musgraves touches on being starstruck by Willie Nelson and winning her first singing competition at the age of eight. The last few questions hit a little closer to home, literally.

Kacey Musgraves Gets Emotional

Kacey Musgraves was with her sister when she first heard her hard work hit the radios. Needless to say, tears were shed from the then up-and-coming star.

“The first time I heard myself on the radio, I was driving in my little Honda Element, and I was with my sister. She was in the passenger seat. She actually captured the moment, but I just bawled my eyes out. It was “Merry-Go-Round”. That was a completely foreign thing to me.”

Many everyday people don’t understand the time and effort involved in creating a hit song. We just like to listen to it on repeat.

Kacey Musgraves breaks down all the sacrifices involved in making it in the music industry. She says despite it all, the outcome is worth it.

“I don’t think people realize how much work it takes for you to hear your song on the radio. I mean, it takes years of work and grinding your bones and traveling and missing your family and missing, you know, your grandma’s birthday party. You have to sacrifice a lot, but in that moment, when you hear your song for the first time, it’s unbelievable. It’s so emotional. It was very special.”

No Place Like Home

Now that Kacey Musgraves has a substantial income, she can buy just about whatever she wants. Instead of blowing her money on a yacht and mansion, Musgraves’s first significant purchase was a little more meaningful.

“My childhood home got put up for sale quite a few years back, and my mom was devastated. It sits on 47 acres down in East Texas, and there was just no possible way that I could see it get put up and turned into like, you know, a big cul-de-sac neighborhood or something. So, I think that was my first big purchase is buying back my childhood home, and I still have it, and I still go down there quite a bit too. That’s where we shot “Golden Hour,” actually.”

A big plot of land down south? Sign us up. That sounds like a heavenly little spot you wouldn’t want to let get sold.