Kacey Musgraves’ Grandma Used to Be Her Booking Agent
Kacey Musgraves may have only hit the country scene hard in the last couple of years, but she's been performing in public since she was 8 years old, with a lot of help from her family.
"I just had one of those families that was like, ‘OK, you want to be a singer, you want to be a performer, or whatever? OK, let’s get you guitar lessons, let’s load up the minivan, let’s go to shows,'" she says. "Just really lucky that we had really nurturing parents and grandparents that really encouraged us to just be who we wanted to be."
Growing up in Golden, Texas, Musgraves' family played chauffeur -- her parents and grandparents would drive her from show to show and help sell her early CDs.
"My grandma was my booking agent for a second,” she says. "Everyone had a hand in every little thing. My sister has been my photographer since day one ... my parents, in their little print shop, would print up head shots and merch for me and load it up in my grandma’s minivan."
Musgraves wrote her first song, called 'Notice Me,' when she was just nine years old, but it wasn't until 2012 that she hit the radio with her debut single 'Merry Go 'Round.' She says that hearing the song on the radio for the first time was an emotional experience.
“My sister was with me,” she says. "That was the mark of a full circle moment. Like, a lot of ideas and hard work and not even ... just my hard work, but like, everyone’s hard work coming together."