Kacey Musgraves, who grew up in Golden in the Piney Woods of East Texas and graduated from Mineola High School, is on a roll. On Feb. 24, she introduced a Best Song nominee during the Oscars telecast, and this past week, she won over a few more hearts by performing a song made famous by Selena.
Speaking of, Selena is all over the news these days, almost a quarter-century after her death. In addition to being celebrated by country superstar Musgraves, a North Texas Democrat has proposed creating a day of recognition for the late Tejano singer.
Selena's birthday doesn't roll around until April 16, but Musgrave's tribute at the Houston Astrodome was like a joyous celebration of her arrival on the planet. It unfolded as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where Golden's multiple Grammy winner honored the memory of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who performed her final, live televised concert in the same venue on Feb. 26, 1995. On March 31, 1995, Selena died by gunfire, when she was killed by the manager of her boutique and fan club, who had been accused of embezzling the singer's money.
At the time of her death, Selena was only 23.
So, on Monday, Musgraves sought to honor Selena's memory by performing her song "Como La Flor."
Musgraves, 30, has since posted about her performance on Instagram. And she tweeted about it.
"24 years ago Selena performed her last concert here," Musgraves, who won four Grammy awards in a single night in early February, wrote on Instagram. "It was a dream of mine to be able to pay my respects to her iconic legacy."
Musgraves won an endorsement from Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, who shared video of the performance on her own Instagram account.