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Kacey Musgraves has just announced details of an exclusive headline performance at Whelan’s, Wexford Street on Friday, 11th of October 2013

24-year-old Texan singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves released her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park on April 15. Musgraves co-wrote every track on the album and produced the record with Shane McAnally (Lady Antebellum) and Luke Laird (Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood) which features her current single, “Merry Go ‘Round” .

Kacey has been the opening act on US tours for the likes of Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Little Big Town and was the support for Lady Antebellum for their UK dates last summer.

The 24-year-old Texas native has garnered massive critical acclaim with the single release of “Merry Go ‘Round” with a reputation of portraying an honest and sometimes uncomfortable truth has been featured in multiple press outlets. Rolling Stone named “Merry Go ‘Round” one of their “50 Best Songs of 2012” while NPR named her as their “Best New Artist of 2012” and included her in their “Best Music in 2013 preview”. Musgraves recently received her first Country Music Award nomination for New Female Vocalist for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. Meanwhile her songwriting talents can also be found on the Big Machine Records’ release of Nashville Cast’s The Music Of Nashville Original Soundtrack,as she co-wrote the standout track “Undermine” performed on the show.

After listening to Same Trailer Different Park, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s first album for Decca, it’s clear that this is a girl who has something to say. A true language artist, Kacey nimbly spins webs of words to create the quirky puns, shrewd metaphors, and steely ironies that fill the record. The fact that she executes these lingual exercises in a clear, unaffected voice makes the ride all the more fun.



On sale Thursday 23rd May: €15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).