Kacey Musgraves dominated the 61st Annual Grammy awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) when she took home Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”) and Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy”).
But it was during the telecast that Kacey was honored with the biggest country award of the night—Best Country Album. Kane Brown, Meghan Trainor and Luke Combs took the stage to reveal the big winner. “The Grammy goes to… Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves,” the trio announced from the stage.
Kacey took home the coveted Best Country Album award for her 2018 album Golden Hour. In her acceptance speech, the Texas native shared her love of country music and thanked her producers and manager.
“I never dreamed that this record would be met with such love, such warmth, such positivity,” Kacey said. “It seriously means the world to me. I love country music with everything that I am and I’m very proud to be able to get to share my version of that with the world. Thank you for supporting that.”
She went on to thank her husband Ruston Kelly, whom she married in a private ceremony in October 2017.
“Thank you so much to my family,” Kacey added. “My sweet husband is down here, Ruston. I love you. I really believe I wouldn’t have this album if I hadn’t met you and you didn’t open my heart like you did, so thank you so much.”
Congratulations to Kacey and her team.
At the end of the evening, Kacey was surprised when her name was called for winner of Best Album (overall). She took the stage to thank her family and friends, choking back tears.
“I don’t even know what to say,” Kacey said. “It was unbelievable to even be in a category with such gigantic albums, really brilliant works of art. It’s really crazy but I’m very thankfui. I know winning this doesn’t make my album any better than anybody else’s in that category.”
She went on to thank her team and the fans. “I really don’t know what to say. Thank you to my fans, thanks for spreading this music,” Kacey said.