Kacey Musgraves is one of Marie Claire's cover stars for the magazine's October issue. In her cover story, Musgraves reflects on her career, standing up for what she believes in and... taking psychedelic drugs.
The 31-year-old singer explains, "From the get-go, I wasn't going to sign a record deal unless I could completely do it on my terms. And yeah, there've been moments when I've been asked to change lyrics or to do things I wasn't into. But I'm not going to bend in hopes that it's going to reach more people or whatever. It's just not worth it."
Looking back on the album "Golden Hour", Musgraves shares the inspiration behind her song, "Oh What a World."
"It was based on this idea that while I was sitting on the tour bus, somewhere plants were popping out of the ground and northern lights were changing colors up in the sky. We don't know why we're here, how we got here. And it's beautiful, because it's one thing we all have in common."
When asked about her metaphysical spirit, Musgraves admits experimenting with psychedelics.
According to Kacey, "They've brought me closer to our planet and to humanity. I've walked away with a lot of little gifts."
Musgraves, who is a big fan of "RuPaul's Drag Race", says she feels her best "when I basically look like a drag queen."
And when it comes to the future, Musgraves shares, "There are a lot of things that could make me happy. The future is wide open."
However, as she explains, "If I go down in flames for being me, well then, hey, I f--king tried. At least I went down in flames for something that I was rather than something I wasn't."
She adds, "I have a soft place to land."