Country Music Star Kacey Musgraves Sang ‘Como La Flor’ On The Anniversary Of Selenas’ Beloved Houston Astrodome Show
Twenty-four years ago today, the late Tejano
Last night, country music star Kacey Musgraves paid tribute to the classic moment during her own performance at the same venue. Musgraves tribute came as part of the multi-day 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which rapper Cardi B is also set to perform.
The country music star paid homage to the late Tejano
reina at Rodeo Houston where Selena gave her final performance.
The six-time Grammy Award winner’s reverent rendition of the beloved Selena song couldn’t have been performed on a more appropriate day. In keeping with Selena’s performance at the Houston Astrodome, which was song 24 years to the day, Musgraves entered the dome on a horse while wearing a white jumpsuit.
Musgraves’ decision to sing in Spanish lends a thread of unity to her audience.
In recent years, Musgraves has proved herself to be a far cry from the traditional image of a country music star. Country music has long been part of a history of anti-gay, racist, and conservative sentiment. The imageries most associated with the genre, ones related to empty bottles of whiskey, pick up trucks and blondes in cowboy beats aren’t ones that many liberals of colors are either eager to hitch their wagons to.
It’s why, when the LGBTQ+ affirming singer sang to a crowd of country music lovers in Spanish so many outside of the country music
community felt particularly touched and optimistic.
Fans of Selena have been quick to comment on posts about the country singer’s cover with one fan writing “Kacey
Others were quick to share how immediate Kacey’s gesture to include Spanish speakers in her lineup affected her fans. “The crowd surrounding me were chatting and I heard comments such as, “Who is this?” and “Is she speaking Spanish?” They were younger non-kids of color so she may have unknowingly introduced Selena to a new crowd!” another Twitter user wrote.
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