According to Kacey Musgraves, Selena Quintanilla and Kacey Musgraves did something similar with their music.
Kacey Musgraves is well-known for reinventing country music. While it is still classified as country music, it is not in the same league as classic country music. Selena, the great Tejano singer who unfortunately died in 1995, was one of her main influences and accomplished something extremely similar.
Kacey Musgraves grew up with Selena Gomez and Dolly Parton.
Kacey Musgraves has how many albums?
Musgraves discussed her major musical influences in an interview with Rolling Stone on February 12, 2021, and they spanned from Sade to Cher and others. Of course, country music legend Dolly Parton was among them, as Musgraves has already stated.
“I admire Dolly [Parton] as an entrepreneur and as a style icon,” Musgraves stated. “She’s a songwriter first and foremost. She, on the other hand, was not scared to be a stunning, seductive woman.”
Selena Quintanilla was the second person she acknowledged as an inspiration.
“Well, Selena is Queen, too, and she grew up in Texas. “It’s Selena,” Musgraves said. “It’s such a shame she won’t be here to see such a successful career since she’s so well-known, respected, and revered.”
According to Texas Monthly, Selena grew up in Corpus Christi, TX, where her museum is located — and where she died — while Musgraves is from Golden, TX, a bit further inland in east Texas.
“I didn’t fully comprehend it,” Musgraves recalled, “but I do recall when she passed and Texas was just wailing for her.” Musgraves distinctly remembered the Texas response, as did the entire Tejano music community and her fanbase, as well as the rest of the world. “But being there, you know, it just felt like our state had lost a queen,” she says.
Both Selena and Musgraves created their own versions of traditional music.