Watch Kacey Musgraves Sing In Spanish Covering Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ In Texas
Kacey Musgraves cleaned up at the GRAMMYs earlier this year. She took home awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and the highly coveted Album Of The Year. Now, Musgraves is going viral after giving La Reina de Tejano a touching tribute during her concert in Houston.
Kacey Musgraves performed at the RodeoHouston.
The RodeoHouston is near the AstroDome where Selena Quintanilla performed her last concert. The concert gave us her iconic purple jumpsuit and her entrance in a horse-drawn carriage.
At the start of the show, Musgraves gave a special nod to Selena and the fans were there for it.
.@KaceyMusgraves kicked off @RODEOHOUSTON with a cover of Selena’s “Como la Flor” Tejano classic. https://t.co/Zv13Bw48GE pic.twitter.com/4RSl6yALFU— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) February 26, 2019
“I love the queen Selena just as much as you do,” Musgraves told the audience at the RodeoHouston, according to the Houston Chronicle.
She even made sure to sing in Spanish to show us all what she can do.
There is something so refreshing and validating about hearing someone sing or speak in Spanish without it being pandering. It seemed like Musgraves is just a fan who got a chance to sing one of her faves while on stage.
Fans of Selena and Musgraves are really excited about this soon-to-be iconic cover.
Way to go, Musgraves. It is clear that you know where to find new fans and how to keep your fans surprised and proud.
The country powerhouse gave us all the Selena vibes you’d expect from this performance.
Musgraves went all out for her Selena tribute from wearing her very own jumpsuit to the stage and lights projecting the Selena purple we all recognize.
The Texas native was living her own dream by performing at the RodeoHouston.
“I have always wanted to play RodeoHouston ever since I was a little girl,” Musgraves told a crowd of about 53,000, according to the Houston Chronicle. “We have a lot to celebrate.”
Even Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla who was in the audience, fell in love with Musgraves’ performance of “Como La Flor.”
“Awww this makes me wanna shed a tear! Takes me back ???????????? A Big Big Thank you @spaceykacey for the love at the Houston Rodeo tonite with that SELENA Y LOS DINOS Jam! ????????????????????,” Suzette wrote on Instagram with an accompanying video of the performance.
Her Selena tribute comes the day after Musgraves presented a “Ballad of Buster Scruggs” performance at the Oscars.
Musgraves is truly having a moment this year and her already rising star continues to climb the charts. Her love of Selena is clearly a major inspiration for her music career as she couldn’t resist covering the late singer in their home state.
Check out the full video of Musgraves covering Selena below.
This might be one of the best Selena crossover covers to happen, especially since it happened in Houston. How many people would have ever expected a country star to sing, in Spanish, as a tribute to the one and only Selena Quintanilla.