Kacey Musgraves Muted?

Questionable lyric gets the “hush” at CMA Awards.

photo by Todd Wawrychuk/ABC

Did she stop singing or did some hidden censor actually silence a portion of Kacey Musgraves’ CMA Awards performance of her newest single, “Follow Your Arrow”?

The CMA’s New Artist of the Year winner didn’t seem to be having any technical difficulty as she happily sang, Make lots of noise, kiss lots of boys or kiss lots of girls if that's what you're into / When the straight and narrow gets a little too straight . . . And that's when a definitely muted line (roll up a joint) fell—or didn’t fall—on listeners’ ears, until she picked back up at Or don't, and follow your arrow wherever it points.

Backstage at the show, Kacey said, “Well, I guess for some reason, people feel the need to censor that word, yet they decide to leave the word ‘crack’ in there. I’m not really sure why. Honesetly, to me, ‘Follow Your Arrow’ is just a really positive anthem, encouraging people of all kinds to do whatever makes them happy across the board. I was really happy to be up there with my band and being a part of this.”

Congratulations, Kacey, on the first of what we’re sure will be many awards!


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