Kacey Musgraves was the big winner at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards where she took home the coveted Best Album of the Year trophy for her beautifully raw and personal 2018 album Golden Hour. Musgraves celebrated her Grammy win by dropping the music video for her latest single “Rainbow,” proving yet again why she’s the most exciting artist to come out of country music in years.
The beautiful ballad is accompanied by an equally ethereal music video. Musgraves plays a sort of fairy godmother who overlooks people dealing with difficult moments in their lives. A new mother stresses over a baby that won’t sleep, a young boy hides his collection of makeup, an elderly woman mourns the family she’s lost, and a couple deal with alcohol abuse.
Continuing her affinity for using mood lighting in her videos, Musgraves performs under a warm spotlight while those in turmoil around her eventually see the rainbow that has been over them the whole time. Kacey Musgraves can make even the often cheesy symbolism of a rainbow feel cool and inspiring. That’s how you win a Grammy.
Musgraves performed “Rainbow” during Sunday’s Grammy Awards, where she also picked up awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy“) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”).
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She also teamed up with Katy Perry for a star-studded Dolly Parton tribute, which included Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris, Little Big Town, and Parton herself. Sunday night marked the second time Musgraves and Perry have paid tribute to the country icon. The two artists teamed up back in 2014 to perform Parton’s “Here You Come Again” as part of the CMT Crossroads special that year.
Everyone keeps getting older, except for Dolly. That woman is timeless.