Kacey Musgraves was born in a small Texan city, Golden, in 1987. Her mom was an artist, and her father had his own printing business. Kacey has a younger sister, Kelly, who is a professional photographer.
Kacey loved music since childhood. When she was eight, the girl performed with the local church choir. Musgraves learned how to play the mandolin. By the time she turned nine, the young singer wrote her first song “Notice Me”. On weekends, Kacey performed at a local club, where she met many country singers.
While studying in middle school, Kacey took guitar lessons from a country musician John DeFoore. He inspired the girl to continue writing her own songs. At 12, Musgraves and Alina Tatum formed a duo Texas Two Bits. In 2000, they recorded an album, Little Bit of Texas.
Kacey devoted all of her free time to performing and writing new songs. She recorded several demo tapes. In 2002, Musgraves self-released a demo, Movin' On. A year later, she presented another demo album, Wanted: One Good Cowboy.
In 2006, Kacey graduated from high school and moved to Austin, where she continued singing at local clubs and writing new songs. In 2007, she came up with another demo, Kacey Musgraves. The same year, the young woman participated in the talent contest, Nashville Star. Even though she didn’t win the contest, she came in 7th, which was an excellent result. Kacey fell in love with Nashville. She decided to move to the city to continue her career. However, the young woman started working with other artists since her demo tapes didn’t get due attention from labels.