Kacey Musgraves won the prestigious Album of the Year award at the Grammys on Sunday (02.10.19).
The 30-year-old singer’s LP ‘Golden Hour’ triumphed in the hotly-contested category ahead of the likes of Cardi B (‘Invasion of Privacy’), Brandi Carlile (‘By the Way, I Forgive You’), Drake (‘Scorpion’), H.E.R. (‘H.E.R.’), Post Malone (‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’), Janelle Monáe (‘Dirty Computer’) and the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack but she insisted that didn’t mean her record was “any better” than the others.
She said: “Winning this doesn’t make my album any better than any other in this category.”
Kacey’s speech was cut off after just a few sentences because the evening was overrunning, but it wasn’t her first chance to speak at the ceremony as she’d already won Best Country Album, Best Country Song for her hit ‘Space Cowboy’ and Best Country Solo Performance for ‘Butterflies’.
Accepting the Country Album accolade, the brunette beauty paid tribute to her husband, Ruston Kelly.
She said: “Oh my gosh. I never dreamed that this record would be met with such love, such warmth, such positivity. It seriously means the world to me.
“I love country music with everything that I am and I’m very proud to be able to get to share my version of that with the world.
“Thank you so much to my family. My sweet husband is down here, Ruston. I love you.
“I really believe I wouldn’t have this album if I hadn’t met you and you didn’t open my heart like you did. So thank you so much.”
Kacey also took to the stage for a stripped-back rendition of her ballad ‘Rainbow’ and was part of a star-studded musical tribute to Dolly Parton, which also included Katy Perry, Maren Morris, Miley Cyrus and the ‘9 To 5’ hitmaker herself.