Kacey Musgraves’ newest album ‘Star-Crossed’ is ineligible for the Greatest Nation Album award on the upcoming Grammys, the Recording Academy has determined.
As Billboard reviews, members of the academy convened final week for his or her annual screening committee assembly, the place recordings are reviewed to verify they’re positioned within the applicable awards classes. It was throughout this assembly that members of the nation committee rejected ‘Star-Crossed’ as a contender for the 2022 Greatest Nation Album.
Musgraves’ album is, nevertheless, eligible for the Greatest Pop Album and all-inclusive Greatest Album classes. Moreover, her tune ‘Digital camera Roll’ has reportedly been accepted for the Greatest Nation Track class.
The transfer from the academy prompted a letter to Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. from Common Music Group Nashville president Cindy Mabe, who stated it was “very inconsistent and calls into query the opposite agendas that have been a part of this determination”. She argued that excluding Musgraves from nation classes perpetuates the style’s wrestle to extend range.
“The numbers communicate and are a matter of public report with girls making up solely 10 per cent of all nation airplay,” Mabe wrote.
“This 12 months alone nation music has been mired within the controversy surrounding one of many codecs [sic] largest artists, Morgan Wallen, who used a racial slur and grew followers and viewers from it. THIS IS NOT ALL THAT WE ARE. Underneath the floor are the artists that change all of it and they’re led by the instance of Kacey Musgraves.”
Mabe additionally drew comparisons between ‘Star-Crossed’ and Musgraves’ earlier report, ‘Golden Hour’, which gained Greatest Nation Album in 2019.
“Each albums have been produced by Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves. Each albums have been blended by Shawn Everett. On ‘Golden Hour’, Ian, Daniel and Kacey wrote seven of the 13 songs and on ‘Star-Crossed’ they wrote 11 of the 15,” Mabe wrote.
“Each albums full one another with ‘Golden Hour’ telling the story of falling in love and ‘Star-Crossed’ telling the conclusion of the breakup. There isn’t any departure in sound from these two tasks.
“This album was persistently categorized as nation all through it’s [sic] metadata and total labeling throughout the DSP accounts and companions. ‘Star-Crossed’ appeared on each main nation playlist of each DSP.”
NME gave ‘Star-Crossed’ 4 stars upon its launch, writing: “[Musgraves’] dissection of a crumbling relationship is impressed by Romeo & Juliet and break up into three components, by no means collapsing underneath its personal idea.”
The sixty fourth Grammy Awards might be held on January 31, 2022, with nominations introduced on November 23.