While Kacey Musgraves has introduced her Golden Hour spotlight “Rainbow” to some award present levels already, at Wednesday night time’s (Nov. 13) 2019 Country Music Association awards, she flashed again to a distinct “Rainbow” altogether — with some assist from a rustic legend.
Willie Nelson kicked off the efficiency of the Kermit the Frog-sung traditional “Rainbow Connection,” with Musgraves becoming a member of in for the second verse. The rendition felt a very tender one, with Nelson’s considerably strained sung-spoken supply making for a heartstring-pulling distinction with Musgraves’ impossibly easy coo.
“Rainbow” was a two-time nominee at this 12 months’s CMA awards, for music of the 12 months and video of the 12 months, successful the latter prize for the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip. Musgraves herself additionally gained the award for feminine vocalist of the 12 months shortly after her efficiency.
“Rainbow Connection” is celebrating its 40th anniversary this 12 months, debuting as a part of The Muppet Movie in 1979. At the following 12 months’s Oscars, Kermit himself carried out the music, although “Rainbow” misplaced the greatest authentic music trophy that 12 months to “It Goes Like It Goes” from Norma Rae.