“It was unbelievable to be even in a category with such gigantic albums, really brilliant works of art. It’s really crazy. But I’m very thankful, and I know that winning this doesn’t make my album any better than anybody else’s in that category, they’re all so good,” Musgraves said, choking back tears, while accepting her Album of the Year award.
Album of the Year winner @KaceyMusgraves at the #GRAMMYs: "Life is pretty tumultuous right now for all of us, I feel like because of that, art is really thriving and it’s been really beautiful to see that" https://t.co/nEZj15ZD0F pic.twitter.com/cU6taHZqxb— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 11, 2019
Golden Hour beat out albums by Drake, Post Malone, Cardi B, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe and Brandi Carlile, as well as the soundtrack from Academy Award Best Picture Nominee, Black Panther, to claim the award. Golden Hour marks the first country album to be awarded the Grammy’s Album of the Year since Taylor Swift’s Fearless won in 2010. Musgraves joins the Dixie Chicks, Norah Jones, T-Bone Burnett and Christopher Cross as the only Texas-born musicians to win Artist of the Year.
Musgraves, who was born in Golden, Texas, won in every other category she was nominated for, including Best Country Album, Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy” and Best Country Performance for “Butterflies.”
Along with her new hardware, Musgraves also performed at the show, singing her single “Rainbow” and performing in a ensemble alongside Dolly Parton.
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