With stars dancing all around the stage and Musgraves singing from atop an actual rainbow, the performance was a quiet moment of sparkling serenity. Dressed in a gorgeous yellow gown and with Martin providing gentle piano backing, Musgraves’ delicate vocal sent goosebumps through the crowd, as her uplifting message about overcoming the storms of life slowly unfolded.
“Well the skies have finally opened, and the rain and wind stop blowin’ / And you’re stuck out in the same old storm again / Hold tight to your umbrella, but darlin’ I’m just tryin’ to tell ya / That you’ve always had a rainbow, hangin’ over your head,” she sang.
“Rainbow” is Musgraves’ current single from the acclaimed album Golden Hour, which won Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the Grammys last month. She went home a winner at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards as well, snagging Best Cover Song with Harry Styles for their version of Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One.” Musgraves is currently out on her Oh, What a World: Tour II, with dates scheduled through September 28th in New Orleans.