Kacey Musgraves Invites Fans to a Hometown Hang for a Good Cause
Kacey Musgraves is inviting her fans to hang out with her in her hometown, and it's all for a good cause.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will headline a very special benefit show in her tiny hometown of Mineola, Texas in September at the Mineola Nature Preserve. Billed as the Hometown Hang, the show features opening acts John & Jacob and Wade Bowen, with proceeds from the event — which includes local food vendors and a live auction — going to benefit the art and music programs in the Wood County school system.
“I’m so excited to be coming back to my hometown to play and help in keeping music and art programs alive in schools!" Musgraves says in a press release. "I was lucky to have a solid support system as a kid and I can only hope that a fun event like this will be a small step for someone else."
Musgraves graduated from Mineola High School in 2006, and soon afterward she competed on Nashville Star, where she did not fare especially well. But that led her to move to Nashville, leading to the eventual release of her critically acclaimed debut, Same Trailer, Different Park, in 2013. According to KLTV, her graduating class named her Most Likely to Become Famous.
"It's always nice to see someone make it because mainly, not because of me, because that's what their dream was," Musgraves' former music instructor, John DeFoore, tells the news station. "And if I feel like if I gave a small part in helping them obtain their dream then, that's fantastic."
Tickets for the Hometown Hang are on sale now, available at Musgraves' official website, as well as the Mineola Town Hall.
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