Country singer Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Cherry Blossom‘ was one of the many tracks played on Gossip Girl yesterday — Gossip Girl, Season 2, Episode 8, “Y Lu’s mamá también“.
The song was released on the singer’s fifth studio album Star-Crossed, which came out in late 2021 via MCA Nashville and Interscope Records, and went to #44 on the Hot Country Songs chart in the U.S.
Musgraves’ Star-Crossed album, however, was even more successful hitting #1 on the Top Country Albums chart, #1 on the Folk Albums chart, and #1 on the UK Country Albums chart in its first week of release.
It also hit #1 in Australia, as well as charted high up on charts in nine other countries.
During Grammy Award considerations the Grammy Awards folks decided to place Star-Crossed in the pop albums chart category when considering albums for nominations.
After Kacey Musgraves, her representatives and fans complained to the Grammy Awards committee, when the Grammy Award nominations were announced several weeks later, the singer’s Star-Crossed album was not in any album category.
Bizarrely however, the song ‘Camera Roll‘ from the same album was nominated in the Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance categories.
So, not a country album, but a country song?
Personally, as someone who listens to thousands of albums a year, I have to agree with the Grammy Awards committee, Star-Crossed is most definitely a pop album. With tinges of country.
Listen to Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Cherry Blossom‘ on the song’s official lyric video, and on the singer’s Star-Crossed album.
Definitely a sweet, laid-back pop song.
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