Christmas is a fun and festive holiday, but can also be filled with plenty of emotion. Kacey Musgraves has channeled all of those bittersweet moments into her original holiday tune, “Christmas Makes Me Cry.”
In this special stripped-down performance from LR Baggs, Musgraves runs through her heartfelt track with only her guitar. The truthfulness and power of the lyrics, which talk about those difficult parts of the holidays, ring true through every line.
“Christmas Makes Me Cry” is featured on Musgraves’ first holiday album, A Very Kacey Christmas. The record includes four original tracks, as well as covers of many beloved holiday favorites. Willie Nelson, Leon Bridges and the Quebe Sisters are among the guest stars featured on the track listing.
Musgraves may be in the process of preparing some new music, but it’s currently unclear when she will release a followup to 2015’s Pageant Material. Fans can catch her performing alongside Jason Isbell and John Prine for a special New Years Eve show in Nashville next week. She’ll also act as opener for George Strait’s upcoming residency dates in Las Vegas. You can find a full list of her upcoming tour stops here.