The 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is off and running and the concert element, Rodeo Houston, has already proven to be one for the books, thanks to Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves.
This is the east Texas native’s first time to perform at Rodeo Houston, and she was obviously thrilled to be back in her home state. She even shared a tweet from the livestock barn with a little goat that seemed as enchanted with the singer as we are.
@RODEOHOUSTON tonight! My yeehaw life will be complete. Who’s coming?! @ TX,” she wrote.
Kicking off @RODEOHOUSTON tonight! My yeehaw life will be complete. Who’s coming?! @ TX
— K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@KaceyMusgraves) February 25, 2019
— K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@KaceyMusgraves) February 26, 2019
But it was when she hit center stage at NRG Park that the magic really began.
Dressed in a stunning white lace jumpsuit with enormous flares, her hair bouffant-styled like those country music divas she admires, Kacey dazzled as always. But there was one song that proved not only how deserving she is of those four new Grammy awards, but also showed just how much she reflects the women who paved the way for artists like her to thrive.
Honoring the late Tejano superstar who played her last show at Rodeo Houston, Kacey performed an incredible cover of Selena’s “Como la Flor.”
And the crowd went wild.
Aptly performing the Spanish language song, Kacey paused once to shout from the stage, “I love the Queen Selena just as much as you do,” encouraging the audience to join her in a gigantic singalong, which they happily obliged.
It is uncertain if Kacey realized that in that audience was someone incredibly close to that song—Selena’s sister Suzette who shared a video clip on her Instagram page. She wrote, “Awww this makes me wanna shed a tear! Takes me back A Big Big Thank you @spaceykacey for the love at the Houston Rodeo tonite with that SELENA Y LOS DINOS Jam!”
Big props to Kacey for not only honoring the iconic singer-songwriter we lost much too soon but doing it in a way that was authentic to her voice.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo continues through March 17 with the final show of Rodeo Houston featuring George Strait, Lyle Lovett, and Robert Earl Keen.