Kacey Musgraves is on the road with pop superstar Harry Styles so it’s only fitting that the country music singer would put her own spin on a pop classic. At a recent tour stop in Dallas, Musgraves covered NSYNC’s 1998 hit “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” As expected, the whole crowd was singing along with Musgraves’ dreamy rendition.
Sonically, the cover isn’t too different from some of the tracks from Musgraves’ latest album Golden Hour, which includes the pop groove “Velvet Elvis” and the irresistible disco-country bop “High Horse,” The country star is no stranger to covering ’90s favorites. She’s also covered TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Brooks and Dunn’s “Neon Moon” at past shows.
Musgraves has already had a busy year. She started of 2018 on The Breakers Tour with Little Big Town and Midland. Since releasing Golden Hour, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart back in April, Musgrave’s has made her debut on Saturday Night Live (which included a guest appearance in an unaired sketch) and debuted new videos for “Space Cowboy,” “Butterflies” and “Mother.” She was also featured on the collaborative album Johnny Cash: Forever Words and covered “Roy Rogers” for the Elton John and Bernie Taupin tribute album Restoration.
On June 12, Musgraves returned to her home turf, opening for Styles at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The pair will continue on the road throughout the month, including a two-night stop at New York City’s Madison Square Garden before wrapping up on July 14 at The Forum in Los Angeles.
This fall Musgraves will embark on her Oh What a World Tour. The tour will kick off on Oct. 13 in Oslo, Norway and wrap up on Nov. 5 in Dublin, Ireland.