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Kacey Musgraves Receives 2019 CMA International Artist Achievement Award

The GRAMMY Award-winner was surprised with the honor last night before her show at The Ryman Auditorium.

Kacey Musgraves is surprised with the 2019 CMA International Artist Achievement Award backstage before her performance at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 27. (L – R): Leslie Cohea, Sandbox Entertainment; Jason Owen, Sandbox Entertainment; Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President, International Relations and Development; Kacey Musgraves; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; Samantha Borenstein, Sandbox Entertainment. Photo credit: Catherine Powell

We’re only two months into 2019 and Kacey Musgraves has been stealing the show when it comes to awards.

The “Rainbow” singer was awarded the 2019 CMA International Artist Achievement Award last night, Feb. 27, as the Country Music Association surprised her backstage prior to her performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a United States-based artist who has demonstrated the most significant creative growth, development and promotion of the Country Music industry outside of the United States during the eligibility period.

“Thank you so much to the CMA for honoring me with the International Artist Achievement Award. I absolutely love experiencing new cultures and playing overseas,” said Musgraves.

Since her first visit to the U.K. in 2012, Musgraves has developed an international touring base, headlining C2C: Country to Country festival in 2018 and becoming the first Country artist to perform at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan before launching her own international headline tour in Oslo last fall, which included a performance at London’s Wembley Arena. This marks the second time Musgraves has received the CMA International Artist Achievement Award, previously winning in 2016.

Keep up with Kacey and all her adventures by following her on Instagram at @spaceykacey.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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