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Kacey Musgraves Performs On Saturday Night Live: Watch + Listen

As the musical guest on Saturday Night Live‘s 47th season opener, Kacey Musgraves performed two songs from her latest album.

Creating an illusion that she was naked, Musgraves was seated on a stool, strumming her guitar that obscured any clothes as she performed a stripped-down version of “Justified” – a subtle homage to a scene in Forrest Gump. “If I need just a little/More time to deal with the fact/That you should have treated me right,” she sang, her legs crossed in cowboy boots.

For her second number, Kacey performed “Camera Roll,” for the first time live, dressed in jeans and a flannel shirt and no shoes as sang “I don’t wanna see ’em/But I can’t delete ’em/It just doesn’t feel right yet.”

Not the first time the country/pop diva played America’s longest-running sketch comedy series, Musgraves first SNL performance was in 2018 in support of her Grammy-winning, Golden Hour LP.

The follow-up to Golden Hour, Musgraves released her new Star-Crossed album, a cinematic full length loaded with lush production and personal lyrics inspired in part by the Nashville songwriter’s divorce. The superstar singer/songwriter has described her new collection as a modern tragedy in three acts.  “This last chapter of my life and this whole last year and chapter for our country — at its most simple form, it’s a tragedy. And then I started looking into why portraying a tragedy is actually therapeutic and why it is a form of art that has lasted for centuries. It’s because you set the scene, the audience rises to the climax of the problem with you, and then there’s resolve. There’s a feeling of resolution at the end. I was inspired by that.”

Come January 19th, Kacey Musgraves will launch her Star-Crossed: Unveiled Tour that’ll kick off in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Andy Witchger