It isn’t that unusual for country stars to have played churches, benefits and nursing homes as they were coming up in their careers. It’s good practice and it’s paying it forward. But at some point, their rare downtime becomes too precious and it becomes impractical for them to make those personal visits. Like, you might expect a country star with a few Grammy Awards, ACMs and CMAs on their mantle might not have time.
You might also expect that an artist known for being a bit of a rebel might not want to bring that personal touch to those intimate settings either.
Leave it to multiple award-winning Kacey Musgraves to always do the unexpected.
Currently on her A Very Kacey Christmas Tour during a stop in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Kacey and her band decided to visit the Little Flower Manor — a facility for seniors in the area. The group performed festive holiday hits for the precious audience, giving them an afternoon of entertainment they don’t likely often get.
In one Instagram post, Kacey shared a bit of their performance for the older fans, but in a second post, she shared not just a bit of the effect their visit had on members of the audience, but the impact it had on her. An obviously emotional Kacey chokes back tears and says, “It was so touching, I can’t…um…I can’t be more thankful for the power of music. It was just so cool to see them come alive. Their oldest resident was 107…”
In the caption to the video, Kacey elaborates, writing, “The power and memory attached to music is extraordinary. Starting now in the cities we come to I will do my best to make it to as many of these places as I can. I was inspired to after seeing the documentary ‘Alive Inside,’ which I highly recommend. One woman (Lillian) who was turning 94 today told us that it’s our generation’s job to ‘do better than her generation.’ Grab an elder and squeeze them tight. We’re lucky to have them around!”
The sweet Texas girl also said that she wasn’t self-promoting her efforts, but instead is “blown away by the impact that this business I am lucky to be able to work in brings.”
Now, could you please pass a tissue?