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Kacey Musgraves Performs ‘Follow Your Arrow’ at GLAAD Media Awards

Kacey Musgraves made history on Saturday (May 3), when she became the first country artist to perform at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.

The songstress. who performed her hit single, ‘Follow Your Arrow,’ was introduced by openly gay country star Chely Wright.

“I am so proud to be here representing country music,” Musgraves said from the stage, “and I just want to ‘cheers’ everybody in this room that follows their arrow.”

This isn’t the first time the 25-year-old performed the song at an awards show. She also sang it at the 2013 CMA Awards, where one of the lines in the song, “When the straight and narrow gets a little too straight / Roll up a joint, or don’t,” was muted by the network for the TV viewing audience.

“Well, I guess for some reason, people feel the need to censor that word, yet they decide to leave the word ‘crack’ in there,” she said of the incident. “I’m not really sure why. Honestly, to me, ‘Follow Your Arrow’ is just a really positive anthem, encouraging people of all kinds to do whatever makes them happy across the board. I was really happy to be up there with my band and being a part of this.”

Musgraves is a bit surprised at all of the attention she has received because of the clever tune.

“The fact that I’m considered ‘progressive’ in this day and age, to me, is kind of crazy,” Musgraves admits to People magazine. “I’m just singing about everyday, real life and things that inspire me and people around the world. That’s what country music is supposed to be all about.”

The Texas native will have plenty of opportunities to perform ‘Follow Your Arrow’ this summer. She’s serving as the opening act on Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss‘ tour, followed by hitting the road with her good friend Katy Perry on Perry’s Prismatic World Tour. See all of her upcoming shows here.

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