Universal Music Group Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, 24, recently completed recording her debut album and released her first single “Merry Go Round” to radio September 10. The single was greeted with massive critical acclaim (Billboard, Rolling Stone, NY Post) and is currently inside the top 25 on the charts. The album was co-produced by Kacey, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and is set for release in the spring 2013.
Kacey, a Texas native, began singing publicly at 8-years-old and wrote her first song at 9-years-old. To date, that talent has produced cuts for multi-platinum artists such as Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert. Miranda’s current album includes Kacey’s co-written track “Mama’s Broken Heart” which Rolling Stone Magazine ranked #26 in their “50 Best Singles of 2011” list.
Born in 1980 to a New Zealander father and a Scottish mother, Lucie Silverman spent her childhood years between her parents' native countries as well as England (where she had been born).
Always interested in music, she had started playing the piano by age five and had written her first song by age ten. Years later, Silverman dropped out of high school to work as a background singer for ex-Take That singer Gary Barlow, and in 2000 she signed to then-EMI imprint Chrysalis Records. Her debut single, "It's Too Late," failed to make a significant showing on the British charts, however, and Lucie (who was now going by the name Lucie Silvas) was dropped from the label before an album ever came out. She spent the next few years working as a songwriter, writing for such artists as Liberty X and Will Young, but ultimately decided that performing her own material was what she truly wanted to do. Accordingly, she began to work on getting herself another record deal. Mercury picked up the young singer in 2003 and released her debut full-length, Breathe In, the following year. The next few years were spent touring, specifically in the U.K. but also in the rest of Europe and even Asia. After a few delays, Silvas' second album, The Same Side, hit British shelves in 2007 (it had already been released in Holland in October 2006).