Kacey Musgraves discusses helping young people get into music education in Variety‘s “Power of Women – New York” issue.
The country singer opted for the Grammy Museum, which offers education-focused programs such as the annual Grammy Camp and the Music Educator Award, as her chosen charity.
Musgraves tells the publication, “Music education has long been an interest of mine. It started when I got to hold a benefit concert for my hometown.”
The Grammy winner held a show in Mineola, Texas, back in 2015 that raised more than $100,000 for local school arts programs along with a nature preserve.
“I felt proud to be able to give money to my own high school and see the direct benefit of kids getting to have a bigger choir department and musical instruments.”
She says of choosing the Grammy Museum: “Coming from a very small town in Texas where I’ve seen first-hand that that is the first department to take a hit when there are budget cuts. I know there are so many kids that have such raw talent that needs to be nourished.”
Musgraves also admits having her own exhibit in the Museum “would be bucket list” in the interview, as well as talking about how Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame will be opening a Musgraves exhibit this summer.
Bette Midler, Gigi Hadid, Taraji P. Henson, and Christiane Amanpour join Musgraves to headline the magazine’s empowering issue.