Tickets are now on sale for a Homecoming weekend concert at Western Carolina University by rising country music star Kacey Musgraves.
Musgraves, who recently found herself on top of the nominee list with Taylor Swift when nominations were announced for this year’s Country Music Association Awards, will perform Saturday, Oct. 26, at WCU’s Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
The “Same Trailer, Different Tour” concert will begin at 9 p.m.
Swift and Musgraves both collected six CMA nominations, more than any other artist, and both are nominated for album of the year and female vocalists of the year awards. The CMA awards show will be broadcast live on ABC on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Tickets are available at the Ramsey Center box office. Arena seat tickets are $15 for WCU students and $20 for all others if purchased in advance. Floor tickets are $20 for WCU students and $25 for all others if purchased in advance. Tickets purchased on day-ofshow are $20 for arena seats, $25 for floor.
After releasing three albums independently in her early teens, Musgraves appeared on the fifth season of the USA Network’s singing competition “Nashville Star” in 2007. She joined country supergroup Lady Antebellum on its “Own the Night” tour in 2012 in the United Kingdom. She also signed that year with Mercury Records, releasing her solo debut single “Merry Go 'Round.”
The single is included on her first Mercury album, “Same Trailer, Different Park,” which was released in March of this year, debuting at the top of the country album charts. “Blowing Smoke,” the second single from her debut album, currently is climbing the country music charts.
National Public Radio called Musgraves “country’s blunt and poetic new voice,” while Rolling Stone magazine praised her for a “songwriting voice you won't hear anywhere else in pop: young, female, downwardly mobile, fiercely witty.”
For information, visit the website ramsey.wcu.edu, or call (828)227-7677. The concert is sponsored by WCU’s Department of Residential Living and the A.K. Hinds University Center.