In the digital cover story, the six-time Grammy winner spoke candidly about why her album Golden Hour may have resonated with people in the fractured cultural climate of 2019. “People are just looking for something to connect with,” she said. “We’re all made of the same emotions. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you have your station set to. I feel like if I just stick to what makes me feel something, then it’s ultimately going to result in connection with people. I mean, that’s the whole point of writing.
Speaking about her album of the year win at the 2019 Grammys, the country star said, “It was a moment of definite disbelief, but also openheartedness. I was flashing back through writing all the songs, meeting my husband, recording everything, and all the positivity that’s come my way through all of this. It was this overwhelming sense of gratitude. I love these songs so much.”
Musgraves also opened up about the pressure to follow up her smash third album, which also earned her a trio of Grammys in the country category.
“It can be freaky, because Golden Hour really resonated with a lot of people and reached far beyond what I ever thought it could do,” she said. “So there can be a worry inside your mind a little bit, as a creative person, thinking about the fact that there’s no way to bank on the muse coming and visiting you again…It’s not certain. I’m not owed anything by it. It just comes when it comes.”
This summer, the star will take the stage at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and numerous other festivals before kicking off the second North American leg of her sold-out Oh, What A World Tour.
See Musgraves’ Glamour shoot below.