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Kacey Musgraves' New Album To Be Released by Interscope and UMG Nashville

Kacey Musgraves
Eric T. White

Kacey Musgraves photographed on Feb. 27, 2018 at ACME Studios in New York.

On Tuesday (April 20), Interscope Records and UMG Nashville announced a partnership through which the labels will jointly release Kacey Musgraves' upcoming fifth album due out later this year.

A source tells Billboard the partnership is currently only for one album and will see the labels collaborate on marketing, radio promotion and international marketing.

"Kacey is one of the most powerful storytellers in music today, a true albums artist who creates potent song collections that are timeless,” John Janick, Interscope Geffen A&M chairman & CEO, said in a statement. “We are truly delighted to have her as part of our Interscope Records family and look forward to working alongside the UMG Nashville team and her manager Jason Owen to deliver this important project to audiences around the world."

UMG Nashville CEO & chairman Mike Dungan added, "This artist and her music have thrived in so many diverse environments. Kacey, the music, and the career deserve the broadest base of experience and expertise. We have discussed some type of cross label partnership for her music for a couple of years now and this is the perfect fit." As Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville president says: “Kacey’s music has never had boundaries.”

Musgraves has scored three top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 and three No. 1 debuts on the Top Country Albums chart, including 2018's acclaimed Golden Hour. The release also won album of the year at the Grammys, Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards.