Apologize in UK show “Love Island” from ITV

Kacey Musgraves’ version of “Apologize” from Triple Pop will be featured in an upcoming episode of the UK dating reality show “Love Island” produced by ITV Studios in England.

It’s hot young singles getting crazy.  Check out trailer for season 2 on Youtube.

Once an airdate is announced on ITV2, we’ll post info.

KM Headlines Austin City Limits 2016

Austin City Limits

Kacey Musgraves (KM) is performing at the Austin City Limits Festival on Sunday October 2, 2016.

This year ACL features Radiohead, Chris StapletonKygo, Band of Horses, among so many others.

Congrats to KM for reaching top billing at one of the largest music festivals in the world.

It was nearly eight (8) years ago that KM first arrived in Austin in 2008, where she was discovered by TRIPLE POP.

KM’s “Apologize” hits 16M on Spotify

KM 16MApologize” remains as #1 most popular track from Kacey Musgraves this month on Spotify.  It’s out-streaming all of her other songs and is now nearing sixteen-million (16M) streams to date.

If streaming counted toward RIAA certification (it should) the single would now be 16x platinum.

The “Apologize/See You Again” EP is available exclusively from Triple Pop.  Listen to the EP on iTunes and Spotify.

Check out Taste of Country’s review of Ms. Musgraves opening for George Strait at the new T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas – she walked out with a pony.

Musgraves Nominated for another GRAMMY

Grammy 2016

Grammy 2016

Kacey Musgraves has been nominated (again) for a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album of the Year for her 2015 album, Pageant Material. 

Fellow nominees for Best Country Album are Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton.

See the full list of all GRAMMY nominees on the official website.

“Apologize” #1 Most Popular Kacey Musgraves song on Spotify

Apologize” is the #1 most popular track from Kacey Musgraves this month on Spotify.  It’s out-streaming all of her other songs.

It’s now nearing eight-million streams (8,000,000) – wowzers.  The “Apologize/See You Again” EP is available exclusively from Triple Pop.  Listen to the EP on iTunes and Spotify.

If you haven’t checked out Ms. Musgraves’ latest studio album, Pageant Material, you must – because it’s awesome.

Spotify Apologize #1

Kacey Musgraves’ “Apologize” lands on Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart at #23

Hot 100 SinglesKACEY MUSGRAVES’ acoustic version of “Apologize” from Triple Pop has charted in BILLBOARD at #23 on the Hot Singles Sales chart for week of February 15, 2014.

The song charted next to Adele’s “Skyfall” and ChvrchesRecover” – one of my favorite songs.

Apologize” is available on Triple Pop’s exclusive two (2) song digital digital EP “Apologize / See You Again” on the iTunes Store, Amazon MP3 and dozens of other digital music stores.

This is our label’s FIRST Billboard chart entry.  It’s wonderful news for an indie.

Kacey Musgraves wins Two GRAMMY Awards (Congratulations!!)

KMGrammyCongratulations to Triple Pop alumni artist KACEY MUSGRAVES for winning two GRAMMYS at the 56th Grammy Awards: Country Album of Year and Country Song of Year.  

Kacey was nominated for four awards.  She was the surprise winner that beat out superstar TAYLOR SWIFT for the Best Country Album of Year Award.

Kacey has won acclaim for her album Same Trailer Different Park, which has been cited as one of the Best Albums of the Year by Rolling Stone, Time, Spin, Paste and Entertainment Weekly.

Kacey performed her wonderful song “Follow Your Arrow” live on the GRAMMY Awards telecast on January 26, 2014, to widespread acclaim.  Read all about it on Billboard, Huffington Post, CMT an E! Television.

Kacey Musgraves is CMA’s Best New Artist of 2013

Congratulations to KACEY MUSGRAVES for winning the NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD from the COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS!

Kacey won acclaim for her album Same Trailer Different Park.  It’s an impressive achievement, especially for a newcomer.

ROLLING STONE said Kacey’s award was a “victory for country music” and it sets new marks in progressive values in the genre.

Same Trailer Different Park has been cited as of the Top Albums of the Year by Rolling Stone, Spin and Entertainment Weekly.

But we’ve known about Kacey for a long time.  In 2008, Kacey lived in Austin for awhile, which is where we discovered her.  I immediately knew she had the talent; she was a diamond in the rough.

I remember hearing her voice and being mesmerized.  It was wonderful.  She had great talent but needed better songs to sing, I remember thinking.

I pitched her my idea to record a couple cover songs together to see how we worked together.  If it all worked out, I told her it was my intention to develop and produce her original songs afterwards.  That was my plan, at least.

Recording with new talent is always risky – there are personality and timing issues and it takes money to rent good recording studios.  You never know what’s going to happen.  As a producer, I was Kacey’s first “super fan” willing to invest not knowing where she would end up next.

I pitched her several song ideas.  She chose “See You Again” (Miley Cyrus) and “Apologize” (One Republic).  We recorded on March 27, 2008, at Brain Machine Recording Studios with engineer Randy Avenell.

Kacey Musgraves (Brain Machine Studio, Austin. 2008)During the recording session, Kacey was professional and focused.  She wanted the songs to be ‘just right’ and we spent a full evening working on the recordings.

I remember Kacey instructing the engineer, Randy, exactly how to mix her voice and adjust the levels, with acute precision. Kacey gave both songs an unique personality and she made them her own.

A few days later, she invited me out to see her perform at Momos above Katz’s Deli.  I remember it was just her grandma and me in the audience, she was a great live performer, but nobody knew this girl.  Heck, she had just gotten out of high school a couple years earlier.

Kacey invited me out to lunch a few weeks later – she likes Ethiopan food!  For only being 21, Kacey struck me as being very wise beyond her years.  We talked about recording original songs together in the future.  As I recall, I suggested she move to Nashville and work with other songwriters to develop her craft.

I remember her telling me she was going to hit the road for awhile, play with some different musicians, and take it from there.

We promised to keep in touch.  Kacey was restless.  She wasn’t going to be stopped.  We lost touch over the years.

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Kacey ended up in Nashville, wrote some hit songs, got a record deal with a major label and there you have it.

The rest is history – it’s one in a million.

You can download both songs “See You Again” and “Apologize” from Kacey Musgraves on iTunes exclusively from my record label, Triple Pop.