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Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves’ highly anticipated fourth album Golden Hour is available now via MCA Nashville. Co-produced and co-written by Kacey with Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian, the album is Kacey’s most intimate to date, featuring previously released hits “Butterflies,” “Space Cowboy” and “High Horse” (see full track list below). Golden Hour is available now for purchase here:

Golden Hour has been critically lauded by everyone from NPR, TIME, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and The Huffington Post to Consequence of Sound, Noisey, Vulture, SPIN and Pitchfork, among others. USA Today declares “”Golden Hour may be 2018’s best album yet,” and Stereogum hails Golden Hour as their “album of the week,” stating “It’s her best release yet, one that gracefully transcends country while exploring musical pastures as wide-open as the plains of her native Texas.” The Huffington Post pronounces Golden Hour “the work of a self-assured artist breaking the mold instead of the younger version telling us that one day she would” and TIME proclaims “Musgraves’ superpower is the ability to reach audiences across boundaries. She may not be country’s biggest star, but she’s still one of its worthiest” (see additional press quotes below).

Kacey celebrated Golden Hour’s release with performances of “Slow Burn” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and “Butterflies” this morning on TODAY, and she is set to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 4th. Kacey is currently on tour with Little Big Town and will be playing Stagecoach Festival April 28th. This summer, she’ll join Harry Styles on his U.S. tour before embarking on her headlining Oh, What A World: Tour. For full list of dates, visit


Golden Hour Tracklist:

  1. Slow Burn
  2. Lonely Weekend
  3. Butterflies
  4. Oh, What a World
  5. Mother
  6. Love Is a Wild Thing
  7. Space Cowboy
  8. Happy & Sad
  9. Velvet Elvis
  10. Wonder Woman
  11. High Horse
  12. Golden Hour
  13. Rainbow


Golden Hour may be 2018’s best album yet” – USA Today


“After several years of making space for herself in her genre and the broader musical landscape, Musgraves is nervy enough to let her guard down and embrace her complexity, and that’s given her listeners more to grab a hold of than ever.” – NPR


“For Musgraves, who established herself as a more acoustic-based, traditional-country force on 2013’s Grammy-winning Same Trailer Different Park, it’s a record that boldly goes where she hasn’t before. After two albums that leaned heavily on country sing-alongs with clever, often cute turns-of-phrase, the 29-year-old takes a more mature and sonically diverse approach on Golden Hour.”Rolling Stone


“’Golden Hour’ may be a bit weird, and a bit surprising, by country’s traditional standards. But it’s relaxed, authentic and at home with itself. There’s nothing more country than that.” –The Huffington Post


“Musgraves’ superpower is the ability to reach audiences across boundaries. She may not be country’s biggest star, but she’s still one of its worthiest.”TIME


“This technicolor fantasyland that Kacey has built with Golden Hour is her most creatively daring work yet, in which she embraced new sounds, genres, and collaborators.” – The FADER


“Musgraves hits one high note after another on Golden Hour; her talent as a songwriter and melody-maker is second to none, and each song is thoughtful, well-formed, and a delightful experience on its own. Together, the tracks on Golden Hour add up to an honest, cohesive musical experience that will linger in your mind and heart long after the final notes have faded.” – Consequence of Sound


 “…it’s clear that the Texan is still the most talented songwriter in mainstream pop-country.” – Noisey


“It is an extremely well-produced and richly textured record that the singer describes as “galactic country,” and, indeed, its expansiveness recalls the wonder of staring up at the kind of starry night sky that seems to envelop you. Where Musgraves’s career to this point has been defined by her sound, Golden Hour is an album of sounds, of silken reverb and misty harmonizing, rippling guitar lines and bubbly bass, of vocoders and drums that evoke the soothing pitter-patter of a lazy rainy day. At times it recalls the aquatic haze of Madonna’s Ray of Light, and at others the open-highway rumbling of the War on Drugs. It very well may be her best.” – SPIN

Audio / Kacey Musgraves talks about the title of her new album, Golden Hour.


Kacey Musgraves (Golden Hour title) OC: …this record. :34
“The title Golden Hour just seemed to sum up this chapter of my life perfectly. I mean not only am I from a town called Golden, Texas, but leading up to making this record, there’s been a lot of beauty in my atmosphere and in my world. I love the picture that pops in my head when I hear that title. It’s also an actual song on the record, but it’s just this warm, golden feeling that I’m really happy to have in my life, and I found it to be the perfect title for this record.”

Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (available now)