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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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