Kacey Musgraves Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 21, 1988 (34 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Mineola|
|Profession:||Singer-songwriter, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Kacey Musgraves' Net Worth?
Kacey Musgraves is an American country music artist who has a net worth of $12 million. Kacey Musgraves has won multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM Awards. Her fourth studio album, 2018's "Golden Hour," won all four of its categories at the Grammys, including Album of the Year. Musgraves earned further acclaim and two more Grammy nominations for her 2021 album "Star-Crossed."
Kacey Musgraves was born on August 21, 1988 in Golden, Texas to artist Karen and printing-business owner Craig. She has a younger sister named Kelly who's a photographer. Musgraves started songwriting early in her life; at the age of eight, she penned a song for her elementary school graduation entitled "Notice Me." Later, when she was 12, she began taking guitar lessons from local musician John DeFoore.
Alongside another girl from her school, Alina Tatum, Musgraves performed as part of a children's country music duo called Texas Two Bits. The duo toured throughout Texas and released an independent album in 2000. When Musgraves was 14, her parents funded her first solo album, a self-release. After graduating from Mineola High School in 2006, Musgraves moved to Austin, Texas. The next year, she competed on the fifth season of the reality television singing competition program "Nashville Star," on which she came in seventh place. In 2008, Musgraves was signed to producer Monte Robison's independent record label Triple Pop. She later recorded acoustic covers of the songs "Apologize" and "See You Again" for the label.
In 2012, Musgraves signed to Mercury Nashville and released her debut solo single, "Merry Go 'Round." The song was subsequently included on her major-label debut studio album, "Same Trailer Different Park," which came out in 2013. A huge success, the album reached number two on the Billboard 200 and took home Grammy Awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Song. Additionally, it won the Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year.
Musgraves released her second major-label studio album, "Pageant Material," in 2015. Debuting at number three on the Billboard 200, it included the singles "Biscuits" and "Dime Store Cowgirl." Following this, Musgraves released a Christmas album entitled "A Very Kacey Christmas." She had her biggest success yet in 2018 with the release of her fourth studio album, "Golden Hour." Launching the hit singles "Butterflies" and "Space Cowboy," the album went on to win all four of the Grammy Awards it was up for, including Album of the Year. Later, in 2021, Musgraves released her fifth album, "Star-Crossed," which was inspired by the heartache of her recent divorce. The album earned two Grammy Award nominations, for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
Musgraves has collaborated with a myriad of other artists as both a songwriter and singer. In 2013, she both co-wrote and contributed vocals to Miranda Lambert's single "Mama's Broken Heart," which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song. That same year, Musgraves provided backing vocals to Dierks Bentley's song "Bourbon in Kentucky." In 2016, she was one of 30 country artists to perform on the mash-up track "Forever Country," a song celebrating the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards. The following year, Musgraves contributed backing vocals to the Zac Brown Band's cover of John Prine's "All the Best."
In 2020, Musgraves was featured on the single "Flowers of Neptune 6" by the Flaming Lips; she also contributed vocals to two other songs on the group's album "American Head." Later in the year, she was featured on a reworked version of Troye Sivan's song "Easy." Among her other collaborations, Musgraves has appeared on songs by Ronnie Milsap, Brooks & Dunn, and her ex-husband Ruston Kelly.
Style and Influences
Within the country music genre, which tends to be conservative, Musgraves has become known for her progressive lyrics addressing such issues as LGBTQ rights, marijuana use, and safe sex. She has been seen as somewhat of a rebel because of this. In terms of her musical influences, Musgraves has cited such artists as Glen Campbell, Charley Pride, Jim Croce, and Marty Robbins as formative to her work. Moreover, she has named the late John Prine as her favorite artist, and considers Alison Krauss a role model. Beyond the country genre, Musgraves has mentioned Cher, Bee Gees, Cake, Ryan Adams, and Imogen Heap, among others, as influences.
Previously, Musgraves was in a relationship with Misa Arriaga, who performed in her backup band. She later dated singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, whom she met at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee. The pair got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2016, and married in late 2017. Musgraves and Kelly eventually divorced in 2020.