Kacey Musgraves Receives Two Grammy Nominations But Snubbed from Major Categories

by Samantha Whidden

Although Kacey Musgraves scores two nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards, the country singer and songwriter was notably snubbed from major categories.

Kacey Musgraves notably received a nomination in Best Country Solo Performance for her song camera roll. She also received a nomination in Best Country Song for the same song. However, she didn’t receive any nominations for her new album star-crossed. This is a far cry from her previous success at the awards event. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kacey Musgraves has won a total of six Grammys. This includes Album of the Year in 2018. The latest snub comes just weeks after Musgraves’ latest album was deemed ineligible for the country album Grammy. Billboard reported that the decision was made during the Recording Academy’s annual screening committee meeting. During the event, members of the committees are able to reject recordings if they do not feel they fit into the genre. 

Cindy Mabe, president of Universal Music Group Nashville, spoke about the situation by declaring, “This decision from the country committee to not accept star-crossed into the country albums category is very inconsistent and calls into question the other agendas that were part of this decision.”

Meanwhile, Kacey Musgraves’ camera roll single was submitted and accepted for the best country song category.

Kacey Musgraves Shares Details About Her Personal & Professional Life After Album ‘Golden Hour’ 

While chatting with ELLE magazine recently, Kacey Musgraves spoke about her career after scoring Album of the Year at the Grammys for her album Golden Hour. “If you would’ve told me the night of the Grammys, ‘Hey, in two years, you’re going to be divorced and have a whole ’nother album written,’ I would have been like, ‘F— off. No. No way.’”

Kacey Musgraves married Ruston Kelley in October 2017. The couple reportedly filed for divorce in July 2020 and it was finalized in September 2020. Musgraves also spoke to how she handled her personal life while juggling her professional life obligations. “I felt, in many ways, on top of the world in my career. But in my personal life, I felt like I was dying inside. I was crumbling. I felt sad and broken.”

The country singer also revealed that whenever she zooms in on her own personal life, she reflects on the tragedy she has experienced. “I’m constantly torn between free will and fate. I think when you look at the whole last year, or last four years, here in America, you could say that on many fronts it was a tragedy.”

Musgraves goes on to add that while being a human can be described as tragic, it’s also beautiful. “And you can’t really experience the beautiful parts of life without also experiencing the absolutely heart-wrenching.”