Kacey Musgraves Explains Her Reaction to Miranda Lambert’s CMA Awards Win
Kacey Musgraves walked away with one CMA trophy at the awards ceremony last month, taking home the honor for New Artist of the Year. But it was her reaction to the one she didn’t win, Female Vocalist of the Year, that made headlines all over the country.
The singer, who lost to good friend Miranda Lambert, was caught frowning by the cameras as Lambert gave her acceptance speech. But while many accused the ‘Follow Your Arrow’ singer of being a sore loser, she insists that couldn’t be further from the truth.
“As a new artist, I’m still getting used to cameras being on me 24/7,” Musgraves explains to Rolling Stone. “And there’s no way you can be caught smiling at all times. If you know me, sometimes when I’m just sitting there, it looks like I’m not having a good time, but I am!”
Musgraves, whose song ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ is on Lambert’s chart-topping ‘Four the Record’ album, says there are no hard feelings between the two stars.
“I’ve reached out to Miranda and let her know that that I didn’t mean anything and we laughed about how dumb those things can get,” she notes. “I don’t like that because it can take away from music at certain points. I didn’t mean anything by that. It’s funny because I was clapping and smiling before and after that clip. I guess I’m still kind of getting used to everything.”
The 25-year-old adds that she was surprised by the controversy. “If anyone should be offended, it should be me!” she insists. “I mean, did you see my face? I look like a dumbass. It was a long day. My feet were hurting.”
Musgraves will have to get used to cameras focusing on her. She is getting ready to head out with Lady Antebellum as the opening act on their Take Me Downtown Tour. She is also working on the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed No. 1 album, ‘Same Trailer Different Park.’
“I’m really pumped to get the ball rolling on being creative again,” she explains. “Being away from family and friends is an unfortunate part of this, but it’s also inspiring because it causes me to think. I reserve time when I can to write here and there. I think it’s important to keep the creative vein flowing. I’ve got a good handful that I’m really excited about but may or may not ever see the light of day. But it’s something to be excited about for now. They’re the same kind of simple [songs] — all of my favorite parts of traditional country music are, with fresh, blunt ideas.”
Musgraves, who has also been collaborating with pop star Katy Perry, has several shows on the calendar for December, before she hits the road with Lady A in 2014. See all of her upcoming concerts here.