OK, I have to admit – I heard Kacey Musgraves was opening the Houston Rodeo with a Selena cover and immediately scoffed that she should stay in her lane of drag queen country music having an identity crisis (yes, I obviously listen to it). The only person who can go near Selena’s legacy is Jennifer Lopez on a Saturday afternoon when VH1 is only playing Selena on repeat. Well, Kacey was in Houston to open the rodeo on Monday night, and, even though her massive weave threatened to steal the show, this wasn’t the total dumpster fire I expected it to be. She seems to have won over the crowd and Selena’s own sister.
Kacey traded in the Grammy stage for the yee-haw good time of the Houston Rodeo, and it seems like she more than embraced the theme by galloping in on horseback:
— tatum (@Iadybirdhes) February 26, 2019
Kacey has previously said how country music radio doesn’t like her, but, by golly, she isn’t going to let that make her pull a Shania Twain and give up on country music fans. She’ll ride a horse, a cowboy, and whatever else it takes to show she’s a dedicated WO-MAN, y’all! Anyway, while in Houston, she also paid respect to Selena with her 1992 hit “Como La Flor.” In front of a crowd of 53,000, she belted out the song just a day before the 24th anniversary of Selena’s final concert before her death. The crowd seemed to have eaten it up, and Selena’s sis, Suzette Quintanilla, was in attendance and said it “makes me wanna shed a tear”:
— Daniel Jackson (@listenyoungman) February 26, 2019
If anything, I’m very glad she performed this because it explains why she wore the quinceañera dress above to the Oscars on Sunday.