Country newcomer Kacey Musgraves is over the moon, thanks to learning she's been nominated for not one but three Academy of Country Music Awards in this year's annual competition, which will be broadcast live April 7 on CBS-TV.
The singer/songwriter garnered nods in the New Female Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and in the Video of the Year category for both artist and producer. The latter nomination came in honor of her music video for the top-15 "Merry Go 'Round" track, which is a clip she co-produced with Perry Bean, who also directed it.
"Holy sh*t, y'all! I am speechless and so thankful," Musgraves said via a Feb. 13 correspondence shared with Examiner. "As a newcomer, it's an honor to be included in such a talented group of ladies."
The "talented ladies" Musgraves referred to are her co-nominees in the ACM's Female Vocalist category; namely, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. All are established acts, making Kacey the newest artist to be nominated this time around.
In the New Female Artist of the Year contest, she went against sister newcomers Sunny Sweeney and Jana Kramer, the latter of whom won the trophy in early voting. However, the winners in the other two categories that Musgraves is up for have yet to be determined.
The Mercury Nashville artist's debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park," is set for release March 19 and was co-produced by Musgraves, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, the latter of whom are both "Songwriter" nominees in this year's 48th Annual ACM Awards, as well as past Triple Play Award recipients.
Video bonus: To eye Musgraves' ACM-nominated music video, please access the clip embedded with this post.