Most of us have taken an odd job a time to two to scrape up a little money. And for anybody trying to make in the entertainment industry, they’ve almost certainly taken a shit gig or two.
But, you have to draw the line somewhere… and for Kacey Musgraves, that line was French maid.
According to her new cover story in Rolling Stone, shortly after Kacey graduated high school and moved to Nashville, she found a job performing at children’s birthday parties.
When did she quit the birthday circuit? When she got the request to show up to a birthday party with balloons, dressed as a French maid, and sit on the birthday boy’s lap. She declined.
And the birthday boy? None other than country music star Blake Shelton:
“Actually, I found out later it was Blake Shelton,.
But the guy was like, ‘Yeah, there’s a birthday party at the Palm restaurant and it’s a famous person, and they need a French maid to deliver balloons and sit on the birthday boy’s lap.’
I was like, ‘Yeah, no. I’m not doing that.’”
She didn’t know it was going to be Blake when the job offer was made (and Blake obviously didn’t make the request himself), but at this point in his career, he was already a household name with hits like “Austin,” “Some Beach,” “The Baby,” “Goodbye Time,” and more already under his belt.
After she turned down that “opportunity,” she quit that birthday party gig and ultimately found a job singing demos for songwriters around town. And the rest is history.
Now, with six Grammys to her name (six more than Blake Shelton), she’s become a household name herself.