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Country darling Kacey Musgraves announces 2 Austin shows before SXSW 2019

Country darling Kacey Musgraves announces 2 Austin shows before SXSW

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We're not "Blowin' Smoke." Kacey Musgraves is coming back to Austin. Kacey Musgraves/Facebook

Kacey Musgraves may have left Austin for the honkier honky-tonks of Nashville, but the Capital City still likes to claim her as our own. The Golden, Texas-born Musgraves moved to Austin in 2006 after high school, but it wasn't until she moved to the land of the Grand Ole Opry that the singer-songwriter hit the big time. 

And what a big time it's been. The country darling has had an unprecedented first half of 2018, including a smash hit album, Golden Hour; the March cover of Texas Monthly; a guest spot on Saturday Night Live; and a June taping of Austin City Limits. Musgraves is planning an equally ambitious second half of the year with her worldwide Oh, What a World Tour, which includes dates in Japan, Europe, and Canada.

On July 16, the musician announced dates for the tour's North American leg, which runs January through April 2019. Luckily, Austin's getting two dates: March 9 and 10 at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater. Musgraves' only other Texas show will be in Dallas on March 8 at the Bomb Factory. Sinclair is slated as the opening act in both cities. 

Musgraves' Austin dates coincide with the beginning of SXSW 2019 and are followed by a 10-day break in her tour. While no official SX performance has been announced (and likely won't be for a while), fans can do with that information what they will.

Tickets are currently on sale now through a special artist pre-order and will go on sale to the public on July 20 at 10 am.