How Kacey Musgraves, Grammy album of the year winner, broke through the country music bubble

Kacey Musgraves holds her four Grammy awards: album of the year, best country album, best country song and best country solo performance.

Although she was also nominated for album of the year, the most prestigious trophy, it was logical that voters would award her in the genre-specific category — and then the big prize could go to a superstar such as Drake, or the critically lauded Brandi Carlile, or even the soundtrack to the billion dollar-grossing "Black Panther" film.

And then, in the closing moments of the nearly four-hour ceremony, host Alicia Keys announced album of the year: "‘Golden Hour,' Kacey Musgraves!" Musgraves — who won over Drake, Carlile, the Kendrick Lamar-curated "Black Panther" soundtrack, Post Malone, Cardi B, H.E.R. and Janelle Monáe — could not have looked more shocked.

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