29-year-old Country superstar Kacey Musgraves has had a massive 12 months, from finally tying the knot with band member and fellow songwriter Ruston Kelly last year, headlining the 2018 C2C Festival’s Saturday night at London’s O2 Arena to releasing what is arguably her greatest record yet, in third studio album Golden Hour (yes, I’m skipping over 2016 holiday record A Very Kacey Christmas!).
Following rave reviews from critics upon release last week, Golden Hour has debuted at number 6 on the Official UK Album Chart, her highest UK charting yet and a huge achievement for any Country record.
And it’s clear to see why. From opener Slow Burn and first single Butterflies it’s clear that Kacey is putting her heart first with a collection of un-rushed, Country pop songs that demonstrate just how far she has grown since 2013’s breakthrough debut Same Trailer Different Park.
On second, third and fourth listen it’s hard to believe the Golden, Texas native is just three records in, the sound of Golden Hour years beyond the poppier fare that came before it, while capturing the chilled feeling of summer on record and encouraging wider appeal without really trying.
Following on from Musgraves’ triumphant C2C headline show, she returns to our shores this autumn for a run of ten UK shows including a massive stop at London’s Wembley Arena:
UK Tour Dates:
Oct 23 Bristol Hippodrome
Oct 24 York Barbican
Oct 26 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Oct 27 London The SSE Arena, Wembley
Oct 28 Birmingham O2 Academy Oct
30 Manchester O2 Apollo
Nov 1 Gateshead The Sage
Nov 2 Glasgow SEC Armadillo
Nov 3 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Nov 5 Belfast Waterfront Hall