Good news Saturday Night Live fans, the show is officially set to return on Oct. 1 and has announced the much-awaited guest list of musicians and hosts. Showing off their usual Post-It note corkboard picture, the first musical performer for the season premiere will be the one and only singer-songwriter, Kacey Musgraves.
The announcement of her presence comes off the release of her new album star-crossed and a very fiery performance at the MTV VMAs of the album's title track. The country singer will play on Oct. 2 and will be presented by actor Owen Wilson, who stars in Loki on Disney +.
Upon the release of her fourth studio album, it peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's U.S. Top Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It was preceded by 3 singles, "Simple Times," "Justified," and "Star-Crossed", as well as a short film by the same name. Ahead of the announcement of the release, Musgraves also stated that she will start the year 2022 with an official tour beginning on Jan. 19 and will continue through Feb. 20 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Brandi Carlile is also set to perform on SNL on October 23 in an episode hosted by Ted lasso star Jason Sudeikis. Through Instagram, she wrote, "I've been waiting my whole life to make this announcement! Can you even believe we get to be on the same night as the wonderful Jason Sudeikis?" The singer is expected to release her record, In These Silent Days, on Oct. 1.
The 47th season of NBC's comedy series will also include musical guests Halsey and Young Thug as well as hosts Rami Malek and Kim Kardashian West.
I’ve been waiting my whole life to make this announcement!
Live from New York it’s Saturday night!!
Can you even believe we get to be on the same night as the wonderful @jasonsudeikis ? Can’t wait to hug Ted Lasso’s neck!!
— Brandi Carlile (@brandicarlile) September 22, 2021