Kacey Musgraves is not yet a Cash King Country, but she could make the list a day if kept after his arrow – and its new model.
The 25-year-old singer-songwriter was among the stars surprise 56th annual iteration of the ceremony, performing her hit “Follow Your Arrow” for a TV crowd of millions of people and took home two awards one for Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”) and another for Best Country album (Same Different Trailer Park).
“I cannot put into words how excited I am to represent the country music genre of music that I have come to do,” he told a group of journalists shortly after her Grammy wins. “I made an album that was inspired by the real life and everything that was happening to me at the time, but all the traditional elements of country music I’m in love.”
Musgraves has yet to land on the list of countries Forbes Cash Kings’. But to win the Grammy for Best Country Album, who led the efforts of Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift, four of the top earners of the genre. She will join their ranks if he can maintain his momentum, she would be doing to take after someone decidedly un-country: Katy Perry.
The latter is quite a role model, especially from a business perspective. His 2010 album Teenage Dream released five No. 1 (the only artist to achieve the feat is Michael Jackson). During the past four years, Perry has pulled in $ 168 million. For country radio, however, his is a kind of risky plan to follow. That has not stopped Musgraves.
You could say “Follow Your Arrow” which informs listeners to “make a lot of noise, kiss a lot of guys, or kiss a lot of girls, if that is something that is in the” is the descendant of Perry “I Kissed A Girl” albeit a rather more covered to a much more conservative audience appeal.