“I Don’t Really Care… It Doesn’t Affect Me” — Kacey Musgraves Talks About Beyoncé Going Country

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A fellow Texas superstar weighing in.

Of course, I think we’ve all heard about the fact that Beyoncé is seemingly jumping into the world of country music, as her song “Texas Hold ‘Em” (and “16 Carriages” to a lesser extent) continues to climb the charts at country radio and has already become a massive crossover hit.

It’s the lead single from her forthcoming Renaissance: Act II album, and has also been sent to country radio (after initially only being serviced to Pop, Adult Contemporary, Rhythmic, R&B, and Urban). When “Texas Hold ‘Em” debuted at the top of the aforementioned country chart, it marked the first time a black female artist has debuted at #1 on that chart.

And while pretty much everyone has an opinion on the matter, country artists like Lainey Wilson and the aforementioned Texas country star Kacey Musgraves seem to be welcoming Bey with open arms into the genre of country.

In a wide-ranging interview with Cut Magazine, ahead of the release of her fourth major label studio album Deeper Well, Kacey spoke about her opinion on Beyoncé and country music, saying that it’s been “funny” to watch where country is as a whole right now, because country music has been so embedded in her life from a very young age:

“It’s just funny because country music has been such a massive part of my life since I can remember. I literally grew up wearing rhinestones in fringe and cowboy hats and cowboy boots. It was my life. Country feels like home to me.

It may come and go trend-wise in other genres, but there’s always something really timeless to me about it, whether it’s popular in pop music or not.”

And in terms of Bey specifically, Kacey (similar to Lainey Wilson)  says “the more the f*cking merrier”:

“The more the fucking merrier. I don’t really care. It doesn’t affect what I’m doing. It doesn’t affect me. I’ve always been just doing my own thing. It’s just fun to watch.”

Kacey and Bey do have a bit of history, and were spotted chatting at this year’s Grammy Awards. Back in 2014, Kacey recalled Beyoncé hyping her up after she accepted an award for Same Trailer Different Park, telling her to “get it, girl.”

Of course, Kacey said it made her feel really cool, especially considering she was very young and new to the world of mainstream music at that time:

People probably aren’t gonna like this, but as two artists who do push the boundaries in terms of genre lines and the music that inspires them, I think it’d be really dang cool to see them work together one day. I don’t know if it would actually work or not, but they’re both very talented and good at what they do (whether the end result is always “great” or not).

Beyoncé’s new album is set for release on on March 29th, and Kacey’s Deeper Well will be out next Friday, March 15th. Kacey performed both the title track, and the latest single “Too Good to be True,” on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

“Deeper Well”

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