Posted On 18 Feb 2019
Fresh off her multiple Grammy wins at the recent 61st Grammy Awards, country star Kacey Musgraves belted out those winning tunes from her 2018 MCA Nashville fourth album, “Golden Hour” for two nights (2/14 + 2/15) at the downtown Los Angeles venue, ACE Theatre.
Entitled “Oh, What A World: Tour,” these shows began last year in October and will wrap up on April 1st in Nashville, TN. Then Musgraves will hit the festival circuit this summer, becoming the first-ever female country artist to play Coachella on April 12th and 19th before going on to play Governors Ball June 1st, Bonnaroo June 15th and Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 23rd. Her “Oh, What A World: Tour II” begins on August 24th and ends on September 28th. Full tour dates can be found here.
Dressed in a sparkly red Valentines Day worthy dress and black thigh-high boots, the singer truly dazzled on stage for almost 2 hours to a sold-out rowdy crowd. Musgraves opened with the beautiful “Slow Burn” and let the song rise above the theatre as she stood at the top of the stage stairs with one bright spotlight lighting her from behind.
Hung on the back stage wall were three white fans that when hit by a colored light, they changed colors. It made for a beautiful display throughout the concert.
Towards the beginning of the show, Musgraves shouted, “So this past week has been fucking awesome so lets celebrate together tonight!” Right away, concert-goers got to their feet for a standing ovation and thunderous applause ensued.
Every single track on “Golden Hour” was heard including “Wonder Woman,” “Butterflies,” “High Time” “Happy & Sad,” “Velvet Elvis,” “Space Cowboy” and others. She also performed a few favorites off her 2015 album, “Pageant Material” including “Die Fun,” “High Time” and “Family Is Family.” A few songs from her debut album, “Same Trailer Different Park” were also played including “Merry Go Round” and “Follow Your Arrow.” Musgraves effortlessly moved around the stage for each song and often held the microphone out into the audience to let people sing for her. It was clear that everyone had been listening to her tunes all-week-long in preparation.
The crowd was delighted when she invited her husband, Ruston Kelly, to the stage to perform their rendition of the Johnny Cash poem, “To June This Morning.” This duet was one of the more sweet and intimate moments during the night. A bit later on, Musgraves invited her supporting act Soccer Mommy front-woman, Sophie Allison, to perform a lively cover of NSYNC’s hit song, “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” This even included matching choreography and colorful lit-up beach balls which were thrown into the crowd.
While the audience might have been made up of mostly couples in love celebrating their Valentines Day, tonight the love was centered on the new Grammy winner, Kacey Musgraves.