Kacey Musgraves and her nearly three-year-old husband Ruston Kelly call for the end of their marriage.
Representatives of the two singers confirmed the news of the divorce on Friday. In a joint statement, Musgraves and Kelly said, “We made this painful decision together.”
“With a heavy but hopeful heart, we wanted to express our own thoughts about what was going on. These kinds of announcements are always under scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop this before it even starts. We believe that we have been put into each other’s life for a divine reason and we have changed each other infinitely for the better. The love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship we have shared as husband and wife. It is a connection of the soul that can never be erased, “reads the press release.
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“We made this painful decision together – a healthy decision that comes after a very long time of trying as best we can. It just didn’t work. Although we separate in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We have no blame, anger or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for both of us as we learn to navigate through it, “the statement said.
Musgraves and Kelly, 31, were married in 2017.
Musgraves has been a success since the release of their first major label album, “Same Trailer Different Park”, in 2013. It won them the best Grammy country album and one of their singles, “Merry Go ‘Round”, won the best country song. At the 2019 Grammys, superstar’s critically acclaimed pop album “Golden Hour” won all four awards for which he was nominated, including the coveted first prize, Album of the Year. .
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During the show, she thanked Kelly in her acceptance speech: “I really believe that I would not have this album if I had not met you and that you had not opened my heart as you l ‘did, so thank you very much.’
Musgraves and Kelly worked together musically. In 2018, they appeared on the song “To June This Morning” from the album “Johnny Cash: Forever Words”, a compilation project created from poetry, words and unknown letters from Cash set to music. Musgraves also sang background songs on Kelly’s first album in 2018, “Dying Star”.
Kelly will release a new album, “Shape & Destroy”, on August 28, and it will include background voices by Musgraves. Kelly’s father and sister are also on the album.
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Kelly has also written songs for other artists, including Tim McGraw, Hayes Carll, Lucie Silvas and Josh Abbott Band. Musgraves co-wrote Miranda Lambert’s country hit in 2013, “Mama’s Broken Heart”, which earned him a Grammy nomination as a songwriter.