Kacey Musgraves reigns supreme


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Emily Idelson, staff writer

The 2019 Grammys have people divided on who won versus who was deserving of a win. One category in particular that had people questioning the Recording Academy’s choices, was Album of the Year. With a stacked nominee list like Drake’s Scorpion, the Black Panther soundtrack, and Post Malone’s Beerbongs and Bentleys, many were surprised with country artist Kacey Musgraves’ win.

Kacey Musgrave’s album, Golden Hour, flew under the radar, but had critically acclaimed songs like Butterflies and Rainbow. Her shocked reaction to host Alicia Keys announcing her name, says it all. Musgraves was not expecting to win against these other albums. She even said that this award does not make her album better than theses other nominees, further emphasizing her amazement to winning. Along with album of the year, Musgraves won Best Country Album, Best Country Song for Space Cowboy, and Best Country Solo Performance for Butterflies. Golden Hour also made history because it is the first country album to win Album of the Year since Taylor Swift’s Fearless in 2009.