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Kacey Musgraves cried hearing 'Merry Go Round' on the radio

Kacey Musgraves talks about "Merry Go Round"
Kacey Musgraves talks about "Merry Go Round"
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Kacey Musgraves admitted she cried when she heard her debut single, "Merry Go Round," on the radio for the first time. The tune scored the Texan her first charting hit and recently garnered the Grammy for Best Country Song. In an interview this week with, Kacey reminisces on the career-changing single.

“I heard the first few licks of the song and I didn’t know how it would affect me,” she said. “I’m not always super emotional. When I heard the first part of the song, I just started bawling my eyes out."

Kacey revealed that she was driving in Nashville when "Merry Go Round" suddenly began playing on the radio in September of 2012. Her sibling accompanying her was able to share the monumental experience with her.

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"It was a very crazy, surreal, rewarding and full-circle moment. It was cool that my little sister was there. She had her camera so she captured the moment on film. I was just freaking out and cussing and trying not to wreck my car," Kacey said.

In addition to winning a Grammy, "Merry Go Round" peaked at number ten on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The song also landed Kacey and co-writers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne a nomination for the Country Music Association's song of the year in 2013. Since its release it 2012, the song has been certified gold for sales of over 500,000. Catch the songstress on tour now with Lady Antebellum and later this year as a supporting act for Katy Perry.

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