The "American Idol" for aspiring country artists shifts from USA Network to NBC, as a group of hopefuls vies for a major recording contract with the Warner Bros. Nashville label, along with a bonus that's a very big deal: performing on the world's stage at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2003-03-08

Nashville Star - Kacey Musgraves - Netflix

Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American country music singer and songwriter. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh. In 2008, Kacey recorded two singles for Triple Pop in Austin, Texas. She later signed to Mercury Nashville in 2012 and has released two critically acclaimed albums on the label, Same Trailer Different Park (2013) and Pageant Material (2015). Her first Christmas-themed album, A Very Kacey Christmas, was released on October 28, 2016. Her third studio album, Golden Hour, was released on March 30, 2018, to widespread critical acclaim.

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Musgraves announced in late August 2014 that she would perform a ten-show headlining tour, dubbed “Same Tour Different Trailer” starting on September 25 and ending on October 19. In September 2014, Musgraves said that she had begun writing songs for her second major label album, and planned to begin work in earnest with Luke Laird and Shane MacAnally later in the year after her touring schedule finished. “Biscuits,” the lead single from the album, was released on March 16, 2015. Pageant Material, Musgraves' second studio album, was released on June 23, 2015. To support the album, Musgraves performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (June 9, 2015), Late Night with Seth Meyers (June 10, 2015), Good Morning America (June 23, 2015), The View (June 24, 2015), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (September 14, 2015), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (January 8, 2016), and the Late Late Show with James Corden (April 6, 2016). Musgraves was featured on a remix of Miguel's single “Waves”, which was released on February 26, 2016. On September 7, 2016, Musgraves announced the release of her first Christmas album, A Very Kacey Christmas. The album, which features eight traditional and four original songs, was released on October 28, 2016, through Mercury Nashville. In support of the album, Musgraves embarked on a Christmas-themed tour, complete with a strings section, an accordion, bass, saxophone, clarinet and backup singers. In September 2016, Musgraves was selected as one of 30 country music artists to perform on “Forever Country”, a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again, and I Will Always Love You. The song celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards and secured Musgraves her first No. 1 country single. In 2017, Musgraves provided backing vocals on “All the Best”, a John Prine cover, for Zac Brown Band's album, Welcome Home. Also in 2017, Musgraves was featured on Outlaw: Celebrating The Music Of Waylon Jennings. Originally recorded for TV, it was later released on CD and DVD. During the broadcast Musgraves performed Jennings' song “The Wurlitzer Prize”. Musgraves was announced as a headliner for the 2018 C2C: Country to Country festival in the UK after previously playing the festival in 2016.

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