Musgraves’ 2018 album, Golden Hour, took dwelling not solely the all-genre album of the 12 months Grammy honor, but in addition finest nation album on the 2019 ceremony, whereas the album’s “Butterflies” was named finest nation solo efficiency and “House Cowboy” was named finest nation tune. As with Golden Hour, Musgraves collaborated with co-writers and co-producers Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk on star-crossed. Musgraves has earned six Grammy wins thus far, together with one other win for finest nation album in 2014 for Similar Trailer, Totally different Park.
On Tuesday, Cindy Mabe, the president of Musgraves’ label dwelling UMG Nashville, took the Recording Academy’s nation style screening committee to process for the choice.
In a letter obtained by Billboard, Mabe said, “Sonically, it’s received extra nation instrumentation than Golden Hour which received Nation Album of the Yr in 2019. To check Golden Hour to star-crossed, each albums have been produced by Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves. Each albums have been combined by Shawn Everett. On Golden Hour, Ian, Daniel and Kacey wrote 7 of the 13 songs and on star-crossed they wrote 11 of the 15. Each albums full one another with Golden Hour telling the story of falling in love and star-crossed telling the conclusion of the breakup. There is no such thing as a departure in sound from these two tasks. This album was persistently categorised as nation all through it’s [sic] metadata and total labeling throughout the DSP accounts and companions. star-crossed appeared on each main nation playlist of each DSP.”
star-crossed was launched Sept. 10 by way of a three way partnership between Interscope Data and Common Music Group Nashville’s MCA Nashville imprint. The album bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 1 on the Prime Nation Albums chart.