Kacey Musgraves

The 26-year-old country darling may have achieved initial Nashville success by writing Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” but Kacey Musgraves had to do something to pay the bills. So she dressed up and sang for children’s parties. “For one, I had to be Hannah Montana and sing one of her songs,” she says. But she had a line she wouldn’t cross, too: “The next one was, ‘We need you to dress up as a French maid and deliver balloons to an industry birthday party at the Palm.’ I’m glad I said no because it ended up being for Blake Shelton, and because if I did that I would have never lived it down.”

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Kacey Musgraves