Kacey Musgraves has been vocal about her admiration for country legend Willie Nelson. She even gives him a little shout out on her Pageant Material track “Dime Store Cowgirl,” and recorded a hidden duet
Today, Musgraves is celebrating the release of her first-ever Christmas album, A Very Kacey Christmas. Not only does Nelson appear on the record, but he now has his own holiday song about him. It looks like he’s officially made it to the same celebrity status level as Kris Kringle himself. Congrats, Willie.
As you’d expect, “A Willie Nice Christmas” is all about leaning back, smoking one up and soaking up the holiday cheer. The two send off their yuletide greetings with the clever line, “May we all get higher than the angel at the top of the tree.”
A Very Kacey Christmas also features collaborations with throwback soul artist Leon Bridges and Texas fiddlers The Quebe Sisters. Along with covers of Christmas classics, the album includes original holiday-themed songs co-written with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark.
Musgraves will be touring in support of her Christmas album, which includes a stop at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, as well as Washington D.C. and New York City. You can find a full list of tour dates here.