The emerging country music star appeared last week at the House of Blues and photographer Patrick Ainsworth was there.

Kacey Musgraves photo by Patrick Ainsworth
Kacey Musgraves at the House of Blues, by Patrick Ainsworth

Country singer Kacey Musgraves' debut album with a country music major label, Same Trailer Different Park, earned her four Grammy Award nominations including one for Best Album, one for Best New Artist, and two for Best Song for her part in writing Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" and her own "Merry Go 'Round." Critic Ann Powers reviewed the album for NPR.com, writing:

Musgraves understands that life's journey is often circular — the song that's pushed her into prominence, "Merry Go 'Round," makes an obvious metaphor for small-town self-entrapment into something unique and mesmerizing — but she remains optimistic. Whether singing about the grind of a service-industry job in "Blowin' Smoke," dreaming of escape in a Class B motorhome in "My House" or assessing the exact potential of a one-night stand in "It Is What It Is" (and going for it!), she's a reasonable woman bent on making her life better one hard-won lesson at a time.

Musgraves performed last week at the House of Blues, and photographer Patrick Ainsworth shot it for us.

Kacey Musgraves photo by Patrick AinsworthBy Patrick Ainsworth

Kacey Musgraves photo by Patrick AinsworthBy Patrick Ainsworth

Kacey Musgraves photo by Patrick AinsworthBy Patrick Ainsworth

Kacey Musgraves photo by Patrick AinsworthBy Patrick Ainsworth

Kacey Musgraves photo by Patrick AinsworthBy Patrick Ainsworth