Kacey Musgraves says she's learned a lot from spending the summer opening shows for Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, and Katy Perry.
The country star tells Chicago's Red Eye that she's "definitely become a better performer" from being on the road with Perry. She explains that Katy's show is so involved that it "leaves no room for you not to give it your all every night."
Meanwhile the singer-songwriter says it was also "very inspiring" to tour with Nelson and Krauss, who are "all about the quality of the songs above anything else." She explains that playing on such different treks gave her "the best of both worlds," which she's hoping to blend for her own show.
Musgraves says her goal is to "create good vibes" with a high energy, visually captivating performance during which her audience can also "listen to lyrics." She admits her stage set is pretty eye-catching, with "neon cactus going on and cool desert stuff and sparkly suits," and she hoping fans are hearing "good country songs, too."
Kacey's fall headlining trek gets under way in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday. She's tapped John and Jacob to join her as her opening acts.
Kacey Musgraves Fall Tour Dates
September 25 - Tulsa, Oklahoma, at Cain's Ballroom
September 26 - Springfield, Missouri, at the Gillioz Theater
September 27 - Chicago, Illinois, at the Riviera Theater
October 1 - Dallas, Texas, at the Granada Theater
October 2 - Houston, Texas, at the Warehouse Live
October 3 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the Varsity Theater
October 4 - Birmingham, Alabama, at the Alabama Theater
October 17 - Athens, Georgia, at the Georgia Theater
October 18 - Asheville, North Carolina, at The Orange Peel
October 19 - Savannah, Georgia, at the Trustee Theater
October 23 & 24 - New Braunfels, Texas, at Gruene Hall
October 26 - Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Life Is Beautiful Festival
Kacey recently performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village in Las Vegas over the weekend. Check out photos below!
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