Home FeaturesNews Kacey Musgraves is set to release a new album

Kacey Musgraves is set to release a new album

by Mallory Arbour
Kacey Musgraves

Six-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Kacey Musgraves has a new album set for release later this year. According to a press release, Musgraves’ label home UMG Nashville has teamed with Interscope Records to jointly market and release the upcoming new album.

“Kacey is one of the most powerful storytellers in music today, a true albums artist who creates potent song collections that are timeless,” John Janick, Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman & CEO, said in a statement. “We are truly delighted to have her as part of our Interscope Records family and look forward to working alongside the UMG Nashville team and her manager Jason Owen to deliver this important project to audiences around the world.”

“I have never worked with anyone whose cultural reach is so vast,” said UMG Nashville CEO & Chairman, Mike Dungan. “This artist and her music have thrived in so many diverse environments. Kacey, the music, and the career deserve the broadest base of experience and expertise. We have discussed some type of cross label partnership for her music for a couple of years now and this is the perfect fit. We’re excited to partner with our friends at Interscope on the next chapter of Kacey Musgraves.”

“Kacey’s music has never had boundaries,” adds UMG Nashville President, Cindy Mabe. “Her clever songwriting, adept storytelling, vulnerable and real emotional delivery, and her overall ‘take me or leave me’ spirit have translated through genre, time, space and culture. She simply connects. As we begin to set up her new music, it made sense to once again push the boundaries to reach more fans around the world as we continue to serve the fans who have been here from the beginning.”

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Musgraves dropped a few hints about the new project, including reuniting with producers Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian. She told Rolling Stone, “… looking at the list of songs, we have some that venture into, like, a Bill Withers land. We’ve got that synth stuff that we always loved. And we’ve got some Eagles or America territory. There’s a little bit of a dance vibe.”

The new album will follow-up her critically acclaimed 2018 album, Golden Hour. Exploring elements of disco, electro pop, electronica, pop, country and yacht rock (or adult-oriented rock), the album’s expansive sound substantially broadened her appeal across genres — resulting, in 2019, in Musgraves being the first woman to play both, the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals on successive weekends.

The album debuted at #4 on the US Billboard 200, and won all four of its nominated categories at the 61st Grammy Awards, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Country Album’. The album’s first singles also won awards – Butterflies for ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ and Space Cowboy for ‘Best Country Song’. Golden Hour also won ‘Album of the Year’ at both the ACM and CMA Awards, and is ranked at #270 on Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list.

Keep up to date with Kacey Musgraves on her Facebook page here.

For more breaking news from CountryTown, check out here.

Image: via Facebook

Related Articles