Kacey Musgraves had a whirlwind weekend. After performing in front of 50,000 fans at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium in the rain as part of Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour Saturday, she headed back to Tennessee to fulfill a lifelong dream of performing at Bonnaroo on Sunday.
Kacey was one of the only country acts on this year’s Bonnaroo bill. She played a 60-minute set on the Which Stage, including her debut hit “Merry Go ‘Round” and her current single, “Blowin’ Smoke.” She also pulled out a few covers, including Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” and Weezer’s “Island In The Sun.”
Billboard described the crowd gathered for Kacey as “enthralled,” the set as “stellar,” and said “…Musgraves won’t be playing the noon slot at a festival like Bonnaroo much longer.”
The Tennessean said, “Aside from genre vet Dwight Yoakam, Musgraves was the lone mainstream country star on this year’s bill, and one that could uniquely speak the Bonnaroo audience’s language. What really sets Musgraves apart – and likely made no shortage of new fans – is her own outspoken material, as heard on her hailed major-label debut Same Trailer Different Park.”
“Blowin’ Smoke” is climbing the charts at radio and the video has been viewed more than 600,00 0times to date. She will remain on tour with Kenny Chesney through August. She can also be heard singing background vocals on Dierks Bentley’s new single, “Bourbon In Kentucky.”