Kacey Musgraves Shows America Why Country Is Cool in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut [Watch]
Saturday night's (May 12) Saturday Night Live was totally psychedelic thanks to Kacey Musgraves, who made her debut on the long-running NBC series with her disco-infused "High Horse."
Musgraves delivered a burst of energy mid-way through the show, backed by a full band sporting powder-blue suits. The country singer was abnormally upbeat, aiming to charm a new audience with her clever lyrics and a bedazzled saddle that glimmered overhead as she called out that highfalutin person we all know: "And I think we've seen enough, seen enough / To know that you ain't ever gonna come down / So, why don't you giddy up, giddy up / And ride straight out of this town / You and your high horse," Musgraves sang. A smile spread across her face as she reveled in the moment.
"I had this title for a while. We all know that character that is just a little high of themselves. They're just a little bit arrogant. I had this title sitting around for a long time and I have my own ideas about who it's about," she tells Beats 1 on Apple Music's Zane Lowe about the track. "Everyone has that character in their life and then I got to write it and oh my gosh, it is the most fun ever."
Saturday night's episode was hosted by Amy Schumer. Near the end, Musgraves took the stage again, juxtaposing her earlier performance with the introspective "Slow Burn." The song opens her new Golden Hour album, which in addition to receiving critical acclaim made its debut at the top of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Musgraves' own Oh, What a World Tour visits Europe later in 2018, after she serves as an opening act on the U.S. leg of Harry Styles' Live on Tour this summer.
Watch Kacey Musgraves Perform "Slow Burn" on Saturday Night Live