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It won the Grammy for the Album of the Year and the CMA Award in 2018 for Album of the Year, so Kacey Musgraves’ Academy of Country Music Nominated Album Golden Hour has a pretty good shot at getting the big prize on April 7 in Las Vegas at the ACM Awards.

The album was released on March 30, 2018 and has been setting the music world on fire ever since. Kacey said of the project when it came out, “So much has changed since Same Trailer Different Park came out, but I wouldn’t say that I’ve changed too much creatively. I mean I’ve always known exactly who I am. I’ve had a strong core about myself in what I’m willing to do and not do, and that has not changed and that will never change. All I’ve ever wanted to do for myself is to work towards achieving total musical freedom, and I’m on my way to doing that. I started doing that when I put out Same Trailer and it was exactly me.”

She continued, “So, with Golden Hour, it was natural for me just to explore new sounds and new inspirations. I worked with different songwriters this time, different producers, and it was super refreshing and exciting for me.”

“The title Golden Hour just seemed to sum up this chapter of my life perfectly. I mean not only am I from a town called Golden, Texas, but leading up to making this record, there’s been a lot of beauty in my atmosphere and in my world. I love the picture that pops in my head when I hear that title. It’s also an actual song on the record, but it’s just this warm, golden feeling that I’m really happy to have in my life, and I found it to be the perfect title for this record.”

The album features her songs “Butterflies,” “Space Cowboy” (nominated for ACM Song of the Year) and her current single “Rainbow.”

The Academy of Country Music Awards will be handed out on Sunday, April 7, 2019 and air live from Las Vegas on CBS.

-Nancy Brooks