Celebrity Tattoo of the Day (Country Starlet Edition): Kacey Musgraves

KaceyMus_Pic05    Texas girl, Kacey Musgraves, has certainly been living a charmed life in recent years.  The young country singer has made a big splash on the music charts and looks to be a force for years to come.

KaceyMus_Pic03Saying that music has been Musgraves’ life is not an exaggeration.  She has been writing songs since she was just 8 years old.  Her beginning on string instruments was with the mandolin.  At age 12, she began taking guitar lessons.

kaceymus_pic02As Kacey got older, she paid her dues the way many aspiring musicians do, by building a reputation and following by performing at a variety of music festivals.  When she turned 18, she officially started in the country music industry by recording demos to make money.  She appeared in country music talent show “Nashville Star” in 2007, but only finished 7th (an significant oversight on their part).

KaceyMus_Pic01Doing the grunt work began showing results for Kacey in 2008.  She signed with the independent label, Triple Pop, and recorded a few songs that are available in digital EP format.  Eventually, Kacey got her first big break in when she joined Lady Antebellum (and “New 2 Tats” cutie, Hillary Scott, on tour in the United Kingdom.

KaceyMus_Pic04After touring the UK, Kacey signed with a major label, Mercury Records, and began working on her first big album.  That debut, “Same Trailer Different Park” set the country music charts on fire.  It reached #1 on the Billboard Country Music Chart, and reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart (all genres are covered here).  Singles from that album, such as “Follow Your Arrow” and “Merry Go ‘Round” got into the top 20 of the Billboard Country Music singles charts.

KaceyMus_Pic06In addition to her popular success, the awards shows confirmed her critical success.  In 2013, she was nominated for 6 CMA (Country Music Association) awards, winning for ‘New Artist of the Year’.  She followed that with a stunning collection in 2014.  She won two Grammy Awards (one for ‘Best Country Song’ and one for ‘Best Country Album’).  She then scored with ‘Album of the Year’ (in both the artist and producer categories) at the prestigious Academy of Country Music Awards show.  Kacey is going to be a major player for quite some time.

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Kacey, with one of her idols, the legendary Willie Nelson

In addition to scoring big in the trophy category at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Kacey also used that forum to announce her love of body art.  Wearing a gorgeous dress that had sheer sides and back, she revealed a very pretty tattoo of an anchor surrounded by yellow roses on her right torso.

KaceyMus_Tat03KaceyMus_Tat02KaceyMus_Tat01You can find out more about Kacey on her official website:  http://www.kaceymusgraves.com/.

You can also follow her on Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/kaceymusgraves

 

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