Kacey Musgraves and pop star Katy Perry will come together for the 50th episode of CMT Crossroads. For the first time ever, this all-new episode of Crossroads will not only air on CMT, but it will also air on multiple channels including VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia. Kacey and Katy will swap lyrics and share stories in a performance to be taped live in Los Angeles. CMT Crossroads: Katy Perry And Kacey Musgraves will premiere on Friday, June 13th at 10 p.m. ET on CMT. Air dates for the VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia airings will soon be announced.
Katy said, “From the moment I heard ‘Merry Go Round’ by Kacey Musgraves, I knew we were cut from the same songwriter’s cloth. I have been a fan and a friend of hers from the beginning, always championing her prolific songs every opportunity I get. To me, Kacey Musgraves is an artist that should be a household name because she offers a unique perspective with her writing style. It’s going to be a BLAST to play on each other’s songs this Crossroads. It will be a preview to our Prismatic World Tour road trip this summer, WHICH I CAN’T WAIT FOR!”
Kacey said, “I’ve been such a HUGE fan of Katy and her vision since I found out about her. And since she’s found out about me, she’s been an amazing light and friend to me. So, joining forces with her for Crossroads is going to be incredible. In some ways we’re on opposite ends of the spectrum, but in a lot of ways our music makes total sense together. Her songs, while having grit, are so fun and it’ll be a cool challenge to throw a little country on ’em. I love her brain and her heart and I can’t wait for our two musical worlds to collide!”
Kacey is one of the few women in country making waves these days. She tells The Dr. Don Show with Rachael and Grunwald: “I’m so excited to be part of the women in country music movement. I mean, I look at people like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton – songwriters who were sassy and beautiful and also intelligent and humorous. They inspired me, and if I can be at all any part of that in carrying that on, that is just icing on the cake for me and I feel like I’ve done my job. You know, I just think it’s a great time for women in country music, but it’s also a good time for music in general. And I’m just really proud to be existing in this time period and being a part of it all.”
Kacey goes into this weekend’s ACM Awards with several nominations, including Female Vocalist, Album of the Year (Same Trailer Different Park), Video of the Year (”Blowin’ Smoke”) and Song of the Year (co-writing “Mama’s Broken Heart”). Kacey is climbing the charts with her new single, “Keep It To Yourself.”