If you’ve been following Kacey Musgraves on social media the last few months, you’ve noticed a definition change– she’s in love and she doesn’t care who knows it!
Kacey is engaged to Nashville singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly and even her music is benefitting from her relationship.
In the past, Kacey’s tunes about love have always been a little cynical (but smart). Her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park features the tune “Stupid,” which is a damn good time, but boasts “Stupid love is stupid / Don’t know why / we always do it / Finally find it just to lose it / Always wind up looking stupid / Stupid.”
My personal favorite take on love from Kacey is “Keep It To Yourself,” which is a note to an ex– feelings? Don’t want to hear about ’em.
It seems like Kacey’s days of cynical love songs are over now. During a recent appearance on Prairie Home Companion, Kacey played an unreleased tune, “Butterflies,” about Ruston and it’s as sweet as it is smart. Before playing it, Kacey shared, “I’ve never played this one before, but I wrote this about the week after I met my now fiancé.”
Now you’re lifting me up instead of holding me down,
stealing my heart instead of stealing my crown
Kacey has shared recently on social media that she’s been in the studio, so one can only assume this track will be on her unannounced upcoming album.