Women in Music: Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves makes thousands of fans happy and sad at the same time as she unveils her newest album live in concert at Madison Square Garden



Kacey Musgraves’ concert at Madison Square Garden was a joy for the thousands who attended it.


Kacey Musgraves brought her recent album, “star-crossed” (2021), to life at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 5, 2022, in her “star-crossed: unveiled” tour. Despite the album being about heartache and loss, Musgraves lit up the iconic arena with the brightest and most joy-filled atmosphere possible. In a 90-minute set, Musgraves played songs from her latest album and her Grammy-award-winning previous albums, “Same Trailer Different Park” (2013) and “Golden Hour” (2018).

Musgraves also had a karaoke segment in the concert which involved bringing a fan onstage to choose a song from a list of Musgraves’ go-to karaoke songs which included a range of options from Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” to “No Scrubs” by TLC. The fan, dressed as the “star-crossed” album cover, ultimately chose Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” for her to cover. Musgraves continued the show along with a few more songs and an encore that included both her most upbeat songs and her most heartfelt ballads, ultimately turning the rest of the show into a dance party and a group crying session at the same time.

From start to finish, Musgraves enthralled audiences. The show started with captivating sets from opening acts MUNA and King Princess, and it ended with a burst of rainbow confetti and laser lights as Musgraves wrapped up her set with her iconic songs “Rainbow” and “there is a light.” Musgraves easily turned her heartbreak into one of the biggest parties in the city.