Kacey Musgraves at the Centrepointe Theatre: Event Review

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Kacey Musgraves has been on a non-stop whirl wind since the drop of her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. The gold selling, debut album earned Musgraves a hand full of awards in 2014 alone, which included two Grammy’s, an Academy of Country Music award, and the Country Music Association Award for ‘”Song of the Year” for her hit single, “Follow Your Arrow.” After collaborating for the CMT show Crossroads, Musgraves joined pop superstar Katy Perry on her North American tour dates for Perry’s Prismatic Would Tour. Now continuing on her own headlining tour, Musgraves brought her Same Tour Different Trailer show for a few stops in Canada before it’s continuation in the southern United States.

Playing to a sold out audience at the Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa, Musgraves proves why she is becoming one of country music’s successful new artists. Opening the show with “Silver Lining” the lights came up on Musgraves who was decked out like a glittery cowgirl. With smooth, Lee Ann Womack-esque vocals, Musgraves let the music flow. “Stupid” was her second song of the night and by this time, the entire audience was on their feet cheering and singing along. “Blowin’ Smoke” was the impressive third song into her set and got a ton of crowd response. Smoke machines added to the complete atmosphere of an impressive stage set up.

Musgraves had an impressive stage set up. The show had stylings of “Old West” meets “Las Vegas.” The entire set up had some pretty interesting elements. It isn’t every day you see neon cactuses and a five piece band wearing light up, flashing cowboy outfits. Though don’t let all the bright lights and glittery elements fool you, the glitz and glamour of the show was backed by pure talent. Musically Musgraves and her band were on point. Vocally, Musgraves carries what she puts out in the studio, and delivers it standing front and center stage.

The night was a great mix of tunes. Some interesting renditions, new music, and familiar sounds rang throughout the night. Musgraves set list included “Biscuits,” “I Miss You,” “High Time,”  “The Trailer Song,” “Keep It To Yourself,” “Back On The Map,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “No Scrubs,” “It Is What It Is,” “Step Off / Three Little Birds,” “Merry Go ‘Round,” “My House,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “Follow Your Arrow,” and the beloved classic “Happy Trails.”

With crowd banter and a great smile, Musgraves was personable, and genuine. Musgraves let the music speak for itself, and the crowd ate every last note up. Constantly on their feet, cheering, and applauding it was great to see an enthusiastic audience fully captivated and into a performance. The Centrepointe Theatre is intimate and enjoyable. With the remainder of tour dates set to tour the United States, you can catch Musgraves on the road and keep up with her on her website.

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