Newcomer Kacey Musgraves leads nominations for US country music awards
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Gritty ballads about dead-end life in small town America earned Kacey Musgraves nominations in six categories Tuesday for this year's Country Music Association Awards, to be presented Nov 6.
Musgraves, a first-time CMA nominee, is up for best female vocalist, best new artist, best album for Same Trailer Different Park and best single for Merry Go 'Round. That's on top of double nominations in the best-song category.
"Six great reasons to get out of bed today... So grateful!!" the 25-year-old Texas native - a favorite of critics and fans alike for her raw depictions of Middle America - exclaimed on her Twitter feed (@KaceyMusgraves).
Musgraves is a relative newcomer to country music's center stage. Same Trailer is her first major-label release, after she put out three albums independently.