Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves Announced as Musical Guests on ‘SNL’ This Fall

by Anna Dunn

Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves will be musical guests on SNL this fall. The two will feature on the show’s October episodes. Musgraves has landed a slot on SNL season 47’s premiere episode. Owen Wilson Will Host. Brandi Carlile will then perform on October 23rd. Jason Sudeikis will host the first episode Carlile will ever feature on. He’s an alum of the show.

Brandi Carlile feels thrilled that she gets to be on. Furthermore, the singer took to Instagram to share the news.

I’ve been waiting my whole life to make this announcement!” Carlile wrote. “Can you even believe we get to be on the same night as the wonderful Jason Sudeikis?”

This Will be An “SNL” Debut For Both Artists

Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves are both making their SNL debuts with these episodes. Furthermore, the two Grammy award-winning artists are some of the first artists of the season to be announced by the show for the upcoming season. The other artists set to perform in October are Halsey and Young Thug.

Brandi Carlile has major country influences, and her work spans over many genres. It makes sense that a powerhouse singer like her would finally make an appearance on SNL. She made a breakthrough with her song, The Story, and has since released multiple hits. She released her latest album, By the Way, I Forgive You, in 2018. Like her other work, it’s been met with major critical success.

Carlile also recently released a book, Broken Horses: A Memoir. The book took a look at multiple parts of Carlisle’s life including her struggle with addiction. It was met with critical success as well and debuted at #1 in the New York Times Best Seller list for non-fiction.

Musgraves has Become a Mainstream Succes

Kacey Musgraves, meanwhile, has become a bit of a sensation over the past few years. Her work has made her one of the few country artists to be applauded by mainstream audiences. She rose to success with her fourth studio album, Golden Hour, which she released in 2018. She just released her newest album, Star-Crossed.

She’s also featured on multiple other artist’s albums. In 2020, she featured on a song by The Flaming Lips called Flowers of Neptune 6.

Both artists should bring a ton to SNL. The show infamously has its bad and good seasons, but it’s been a staple of American television since its debut in 1975. Those in the main cast include Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Cecily Strong, and Colin Jost. SNL always premieres on NBC at 11:30 ET.