Kacey Musgraves has been in rehearsals at a Nashville sound stage this week gearing up to play stadiums, arenas and huge venues on Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour. The Texas native just wrapped up her opening stint on Little Big Town’s Tornado Tour a couple of weeks ago, which played to sold-out crowds. She’s now getting ready to embark on Kenny’s trek, which includes a handful of huge stadiums that house 70,000 people or more.
When asked if she is prepared to hit the stage on Saturday (March 16th) at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, “I don’t know if any amount of preparation could prepare me for getting out on stage in front of 70,000 people. I mean what human knows what to do with that at first? I don’t know,” says the “Merry Go Round” singer/songwriter. “I’m excited, though. That’s got to create a whole new level of energy that I’ve never been able to experience until now. I mean, taking what I do as a songwriter and figuring out how to apply that to such a massive scale is going to be a learning experience for me, but who better to learn from than such an entertainer, I mean, across all genres.”
Kacey is the only female on the road, since the other acts on the trek will include Eric Church, Zac Brown Band and the Eli Young Band. Kacey shared, “I’m just excited to be a part of something so big. I’m the only girl on the tour and I think that’s cool. So, I’m just excited. I hope his fans like it and are into it, and come early enough to get a little buzz going on and hear me first.”
Don’t forget to catch Kacey performing her Top 10 hit, “Merry Go Round” on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, March 19th – the same day her new album, Same Trailer, Different Park hits shelves!