Kacey Musgraves cried the first time she heard herself on the radio, even though she isn't usually an emotional person.
Kacey Musgraves cried the first time she heard herself on the radio.
The singer - who won her a Grammy award recently for her debut album 'Same Trailer, Different Park' - didn't know how she'd react when she first heard her debut track 'Merry Go 'Round' being played when she was driving around Nashville with her sister.
She said: ''I heard the first few licks of the song and I didn't know how it would affect me.
''I'm not always super emotional. When I heard the first part of the song, I just started bawling my eyes out. It was a very crazy, surreal, rewarding and full-circle moment.
''It was cool that my little sister was there. She had her camera so she captured the moment on film. I was just freaking out and cussing and trying not to wreck my car.''
Kacey added she always knew that particular track - about the perils of small town life - was always going to be her fist single because of the reception it got when she played it live.
She added to Radio.com: ''It didn't matter if I was in Texas or if I was in Scotland or New York, people were coming up to me and just saying, 'That is my life.' I've realised it's not a small-town thing -- it's a life thing. We follow in our parents' footsteps because that's what we feel like we should do until we can figure out our own thing.''