6x GRAMMY Award-winning artist Kacey Musgraves releases “Oh, What a World 2.0 (Earth Day Edition),” dedicated to our planet and all of the heroes on the front lines during the global pandemic. The track is a beautifully reimagined version of the Golden Hour favorite, which USA Today declared “one of the dreamiest songs you’ve ever heard,” celebrating the magic of the natural world around us and the enduring beauty of the human spirit. Listen to “Oh, What a World 2.0 (Earth Day Edition)” here.
“There is a lot to feel downhearted about on this Earth Day,” Kacey shares. “Everyone and everything feels out of balance. People are suffering and the future is uncertain.
“In the face of a pandemic that has brought cities to their knees, a song can feel small. A melody can seem insignificant. This is a global moment of acknowledgment and respect for the power of nature and for so many of us – extreme challenges and sadness. But in the midst of all the loss and uncertainty there are signs everywhere of human compassion and renewal.
“The earth is healing. Bluer skies hang over China and Los Angeles. Clearer water and a positive effect on wildlife is being seen. In spite of all its troubles, it’s still a wild, beautiful world and if you need proof, it’s out there. You just might have to look in a different corner of the sky.
“Right now, there are so many brave people that deserve Medals of Honor: the nurses, doctors, grocers, the delivery and truck drivers, cashiers, gas station attendants, the scientists, restaurant workers, the single parents, and SO many others. I’m just a songwriter but my hope is that if I bring the light I have in my spirit to the table, maybe it could be a form of energy that lifts someone else’s spirit for a moment. Oh, What a World – dedicated to our planetary home and all the quiet heroes this Earth Day: you’re the northern lights in our skies.”
Two years after its release, Golden Hour continues to inspire and connect with fans beyond genre boundaries. Following four GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year, Golden Hour has been named one of the best albums of the decade by outlets including The Associated Press, Rolling Stone, and Tennessean, with The Associated Press proclaiming, “Kacey Musgraves proved to not just be golden, but grand.” Its timeless tracks offer comfort now more than ever, and The Los Angeles Times recently named it one of “35 Life-Affirming Albums to Help Get You Through Self-Quarantine.” This past weekend, Kacey performed her hopeful anthem “Rainbow” as part of Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home, supporting health care workers and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Watch Kacey’s performance here.