Kacey Musgraves Gives Middle Finger To Grammy After Being Excluded From Country Category
The Texas native went on Twitter and Instagram to respond to the news of the award show deciding her latest album to be ineligible to compete for “Country Album of the Year” at the 2022 award show. Instead, the album would contend for “Best Pop Vocal Album.”
“You can’t take the girl out of the country (genre) but you can’t take the country out of the girl,” she wrote to her followers. She also shared a photo when she was younger wearing a bright, fuschia cowboy hat.
You can take the girl out of the country (genre) but you can’t take the country out of the girl. pic.twitter.com/dZaqoFsI7I
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) October 13, 2021
Musgraves also posted on her Instagram story different pictures of herself and other country stars throughout the years. She tagged them in the posts and asked rhetorical questions.
Musgraves finished her slide show with a cheeky photo of herself sticking up her middle fingers.
The news broke on Tuesday that Star-Crossed was ineligible for the Country Album category, despite Musgraves taking winning the category twice before with past albums Same Trailer Different Park and Golden Hour.
Universal Music Group Nashville president Cindy Mabe wrote a letter for Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. on Sunday question why Musgraves wasn’t considered under the category.
“The system is broken and sadly not just for Kacey Musgraves but for our entire genre because of how these decisions are made for musics’ biggest stage,” Mabe wrote. “Building roadblocks for artists who care to fight the system is so dangerous and against everything I think the [Grammys] stand for. But that’s where we are today.’
Representatives for the Grammys and Universal Music Nashville have not commented on the matter.
The Grammys is set to air on January 31, 2022.
— RONNIE DUNN (@RonnieDunn) October 13, 2021