8:50 PM PST 2/10/2019
“It was unbelievable to be in a category with such gigantic albums, brilliant works of art,” remarked Musgraves at the podium.
“Oh my God, it was unbelievable to be in a category with such gigantic albums, brilliant works of art,” Musgraves said at the podium. “Life is tumultuous right now, and because of that, art is really thriving. I’m very lucky to have a trustworthy team who are honest with me. I love my husband so much, and this album wouldn’t have been created without you.”
She went on to thank her creative team and fans for enjoying her music.
Golden Hour beat out Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You, Drake’s Scorpion, H.E.R’s H.E.R., Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer and Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By.
Backstage in the press room, Musgraves elaborated on her career thus far. “I’m not coming here doing something new. I’m just being a songwriter, taking things out of real life that have made an impact on me in some way. The pressure I feel is to continue to fight for the song and what I want to say and who I want to be.”
“To say that something I’m part of is the best out of a year, a year that was thriving with creativity, uniqueness — the weight of that I don’t think will hit me for a very long time.” The singer added, “I’m proud to be part of a genre that is based on real stories.”
Touching on the topic of female representation, Musgraves said, “I think that women have a really necessary perspective on art and music, and it’s really nice to see that getting a chance to be included. It takes two to tango and I think it takes women having the balls to put out art that might not always be liked by everyone, but it also takes people on the other side to reach out and give those things a chance to be heard or seen.”
The 61st annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, were broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.