A week ago today, Golden, Texas-raised country star Kacey Musgraves got a monster crowd going at California's Stagecoach festival, a packed all-country affair featuring everything from the bros to the time-tested pros. The cable channel AXS-TV, a recent broadcast home for many a big fest, aired Musgraves' 45-minute set.
Backed by her Nudie-suited band, the 26-year-old offered wisdom-packed ditties ("Silver Linings," "Follow Your Arrow"), her songwriter's take on "Mama's Broken Heart," a show-stopping cover of "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," and even a few unreleased tunes from her forthcoming sophomore album. It's clear that her varied live experiences over the past couple of years -- touring with Katy Perry, playing the Opry, performing at award shows -- has instilled in Musgraves a headliner's confidence.
That's good news for anyone who's headed to Billy Bob's Texas tonight, where the singer will top the bill there for her first time. And from the looks of her Instagram account, she's pretty dang excited about the opportunity. Musgraves has a history, it turns out, in Fort Worth's historic Stockyards. See her late-night posts from a few hours ago below, and pay special attention to the one in which she looks back on Sundays yodeling and hollerin' as part of a children's western singing group.
For more information on tonight's Billy Bob's show, visit the ginormous honky-tonk's website.