The success of Kacey Musgraves’ critically-acclaimed Golden Hour album has made her a star, but the idea of being famous is something she’s had to learn to accept.
Sitting down with host Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Musgraves admits that while she’s loved music and singing since she was a child, she didn’t have much of an interest in being an artist, describing how she felt a “shift” when she moved to Nashville at 19 and learned that you could have a career as a songwriter.
“I was kind of turned off by the whole artist side of things,” she says, “And then somewhere along the way, I started collecting these songs that felt like I wouldn’t want to give them up.”
Musgraves’ career was built on a foundation of songwriting — the Texas native co-wrote every track on all three of her studio albums (except for a cover of Willie Nelson’s “Are You Sure” on Pageant Material). While each project has earned positive reviews, it wasn’t until 2018’s Golden Hour that she began to track cross-genre fans — even the Jonas Brothers admitted to being enamored by the album.