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Kacey Musgraves Nabs New Artist of the Year Award at 2013 CMAs

Kacey Musgraves
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Kacey Musgraves notched six nominations and picked up her first win at the 2013 CMAs for New Artist of the Year, which was presented by Hunter Hayes after his performance. He won the award last year, so he was passing the proverbial baton to his worthy successor.

Musgraves nabbed the award amid some stiff competition, edging out Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line and Kip Moore. It was a male-dominated category, but Musgraves didn’t win because she was the pretty (and only) girl. She won because she legitimately deserved the honor.

“This first year for me has just been indescribable,” she said during her acceptance speech. “I can’t even put into to words how much I appreciate the love from country music and every other genre.”

She gave a shout-out to her grandma, who was her date to the event, saying, “That woman was my booking agent when I was 10 years old!” The ‘Follow Your Arrow’ singer even joked that her gram didn’t make her sign a contract. Hey, family’s family, right?

Congrats to Kacey Musgraves on picking up what should be the first of many CMA Awards throughout her career. The future is looking bright for Musgraves, who is all of 25.

See All Winners at the 2013 CMA Awards

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