Kacey Musgraves Scores Early CMA Award Win For Music Video of the Year

The winner for Music Video of the Year has been named in advance of The 53rd Annual CMA Awards! Kacey…


Melinda Lorge

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November 13, 2019


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The winner for Music Video of the Year has been named in advance of The 53rd Annual CMA Awards!

Kacey Musgraves’ video for “Rainbow,” directed by Hannah Lux Davis, has officially taken home the title, which honors both the artist and director. Country duo Maddie & Tae revealed the news on Wednesday (Nov. 13),  just hours before “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” during a special edition of Good Morning America. The two read off Musgraves’ name from Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon.

The music video for “Rainbow” was released in February, and features footage of Musgraves highlighted by a golden light while placed in the background of a number of situations where the characters seem to be barely getting by, from a stressed-out mom to a man who appears to be an alcoholic surrounded by empty bottles of liquor.

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Musgraves beat out other Music Video of the Year contenders, including Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country,” Dierks Bentley’s “Burning Man” (featuring Brothers Osborne), Maren Morris’ “GIRL,”  and Eric Church’s “Some Of It.”

Musgraves is also in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. The Texas native is slated to take the stage alongside the legendary Willie Nelson during tonight’s telecast.

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood alongside special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, airs live Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC.

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.