Her newest album “Star-Crossed” is seemingly ineligible inside the class.
Kacey Musgraves broke her silence on the Recording Academy’s obvious choice to exclude her album “Star-Crossed” from competing within the nation class on the Grammys.
On Wednesday October 13, the “Justified” singer tweeted, “You can take the girl out of the country (genre) but you can’t take the country out of the girl,” together with a photograph of Musgraves sporting a pink cowboy hat as a toddler.
Her alleged exclusion from the class got here to gentle after a letter the president of her label, Cindy Mabe of Universal Music Group Nashville, wrote to the Recoding Academy protesting their choice hit the press.
In the letter — which you’ll be able to learn in full at Variety — Mabe mentioned she hoped Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. would “fully understand the importance of Kacey Musgraves to country music, and why this decision is so much more than an entry point for an awards show.”
She additionally identified that diversifying the nation music style and representing feminine voices had been essential with “women making up only 10 percent of all country airplay.” The UMG Nashville president additionally introduced up Morgan Wallen and the controversy surrounding his racist outburst earlier this yr.
“This year alone country music has been mired in the controversy surrounding one of the format’s biggest artists, Morgan Wallen, who used a racial slur and grew fans and audience from it,” she continued. “THIS IS NOT ALL THAT WE ARE. Under the surface are the artists that change it all and they are led by the example of Kacey Musgraves.”
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Mabe additionally advised the choice was made by rivals who thought the 33-year-old singer can be a frontrunner inside the class.
“The idea that a handful of people including competitors, who would benefit from Kacey not being in the country category, are deciding what is country only exacerbates the problem,” Mabe wrote. “The system is broken and sadly not just for Kacey Musgraves but for our entire genre because of how these decisions are made for music’s biggest stage.”
“I haven’t slept all weekend because I’m really sad for our format. I’m sad for fans of our music and the ramifications of how we’ll continue to define success in country music. This short-sided, biased decision will send ripples throughout our format to continue to insure that the message is sent that country music can only be for the limited few that enjoy the same perspective,” Mabe added.
Although the remainder of her album will probably be nominated inside the pop class, Musgraves’ tune “Camera Roll” will nonetheless be eligible inside the nation music style. So far, the Recording Academy has not commented on the matter.
The sixty fourth Grammy Awards are set for January 31, 2022.