“You can take the girl out of the country (style) but you can’t take the country out of the girl”
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Kacey Musgraves’ latest album, “Star-Crossed,” would be ineligible for consideration in the best country album category at next year’s Grammys. The singer-songwriter has now reacted on social media.
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Members of the Recording Academy convened last week for its annual Screening Committee meeting, where recordings are reviewed to ensure they are placed in the appropriate award categories.
It was during this meeting that members of the Country Committee rejected ‘Star-Crossed’ as a contender for the 2022 Best Country Album, instead qualifying the record for the Best Pop Album and all-inclusive Best Album categories. .
This comes after the success of Musgraves’ 2018 album ‘Golden Hour’ not only won Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 2019 ceremony, album tracks ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Space Cowboy’ also received Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song . Respect respectively.
Musgraves has since reacted on Twitter, where he posted a photo of himself as a kid in a pink cowboy hat. “You can take the girl out of the country (Shelly) but you can’t take the country out of the girl,” Musgraves wrote in the caption accompanying the photo.
You can take the girl out of the country (style) but you can’t take the country out of the girl. pic.twitter.com/dZaqoFsI7I
— Casey (@KaceyMusgraves) 13 October 2021
As Board According to reports, Musgraves continued her reaction to her Instagram Story in a series of updates, posting pictures of herself with country stalwarts like Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, George Strait, Reba McEntire and their Many more as proof of credentials.
She ended the stream of photos with an image of her performing with an acoustic guitar and two middle fingers in the air.
When the Musgraves’ boycott from the category came to light this week, it prompted a letter from Cindy Mabe, president of Universal Music Group Nashville, to Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr., who said it was “very inconsistent and questioned other agendas.” who were part of this decision”.
He argued that the exclusion of Musgrave from the ranks of the country perpetuates the struggle of the genre to increase diversity. “The numbers speak and are a matter of public record, with women making up only 10 percent of the entire nation’s broadcasts,” Mabe wrote.
“This year alone is mired in controversy over one of the country music formats [sic] The biggest performer, Morgan Wallen, used racial slurs and it increased fans and audiences. We are not all that. Beneath the surface are the artists who change it all and they are led by Cassie Musgraves’ example. “
Granthshala gave ‘Star-Crossed’ four stars upon release, writing: “[Musgraves’] What inspired the dissolution of a broken relationship? Romeo and Juliet and split into three parts, never broken under its concept. “
The 64th Grammy Awards will be held on January 31, 2022, with nominations to be announced on November 23.