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.''