OFFSTAGE: Kacey Musgraves’ Nancy Sinatra Muse

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She may sing about living in the occasional trailer park, but Kacey Musgraves ’ style feels much more exclusive gated community. So with the ACM Awards less than a week away, I’m sure she’s pulling out all the stops to look her gorgeous best. And thanks to — a blog written by Lady Antebellum member Charles Kelley’s wife Cassie — we can get a look inside Musgraves’ routines for getting dolled up . Like how she shops for vintage clothes while she’s out on tour. “Anywhere I’m on the road and see vintage clothing for sale, I make a pit stop,” she said. (One of her favorite spots, though, is Old Made Good, right in Nashville.) If you see her on the road opening Kenny Chesney ’s tour, expect her to be in her favorite kind of show outfit. “Something cute, comfortable and a little retro. I love heels, but the older I’ve gotten, the more I realize comfort is key because when I’m comfortable, it comes across in my show. An element of sparkle never hurts either.” You can also expect her to look a little bit like her muse, Nancy Sinatra. She admits she is obsessed with Sinatra because she is the “quintessential ’60s sexpot.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.