Kacey Musgraves Explains Her CMA Reaction

Did Kacey Musgraves pull a Houdini after the CMA Awards? Kind of. “I went to Texas and hung out with family and did nothing but eat a bunch of Mexican food,” Musgraves told Rolling Stone magazine of her much-deserved R&R after a big break out year.

It was a year packed with ups and downs, but mostly ups. But then there was that moment at the CMA Awards when the camera panned to Musgraves after Miranda Lambert’s name was announced as female vocalist of the year.

She explained that as a newbie, she isn’t quite used to having camera on her all the time. (I don’t know if you ever get used to that.) “And there’s no way you can be caught smiling at all times. If you know me, sometimes when I’m just sitting there, it looks like I’m not having a good time, but I am,” Musgraves told the magazine.

It doesn’t matter all that much what tabloids and gossip websites had to say about the look on her face. But Musgraves did want to make sure Lambert wasn’t offended.

“I’ve reached out to Miranda and let her know that that I didn’t mean anything, and we laughed about how dumb those things can get. I don’t like that because it can take away from music at certain points. I didn’t mean anything by that. It’s funny because I was clapping and smiling before and after that clip,” she said. “If anyone should be offended, it should be me! I mean, did you see my face? I look like a dumbass. It was a long day. My feet were hurting.”

Other than that and the trip to Texas, it sounds like Musgraves is keeping busy with new music (she’s been writing with Katy Perry and inspired by John Prine) and planning some cool things for 2014 (“… it’s bucket-list, dream shit”) after she finishes touring with Lady Antebellum.