Country singer Kacey Musgraves, who has been a fierce supporter of the LGBTQ community for years, won big at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 10.
She collected her third and fourth overall Grammys, sweeping all of the country-specific categories she was up for. Kacey scored Best Country Solo Performance for "Butterflies", Best Country Song for "Space Cowboy" and Best Country Album for Golden Hour.
Kacey was one of the many highlights on stage during music's biggest night due to her performance of her song "Rainbow". It's the last track off of Golden Hour. She has spoken about her desire in the past to have this track be an anthem for the LGBTQ community.
"I feel a kinship and a friendship with that community," she told Taste of Country. "They really opened my eyes up to a lot of different things that I wasn't aware of growing up in a small town in Texas. I will always be an ally and a strong supporter".
Fans showered her with compliments after she performed "Rainbow". "Such an amazing performance!!!" and "Beautiful song" were some of the many comments left for the 30-year-old.
Kacey has also been vocal about her views on country music's exclusion of our community. "What I think it is — someone told me this recently and it broke my heart — they said, 'I’ve grown up loving country music and I grew up gay in a small town, and country music has always felt like a big party that I wasn’t invited to'. Oh my god, you’re invited to my party,” she explained during her New Yorker festival event last year.
“It’s crazy that a certain kind of a person could feel excluded from a genre that’s so real — or supposed to be so real," she continued. "That has always really pissed me off. Because I love the genre so much, I felt, well fine, maybe I’ll just have an all-gay audience.”
Kacey recently made a guest judging appearance alongside fellow singer Ciara on VH1's megahit RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 4.
h/t: Taste of Country