She won the award for “Breakthrough Songwriter” for writing her top 10 debut single “Merry Go’ Round” and “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which has become a number one hit for Miranda Lambert. She also received honors for “Breakthrough Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “Merry Go ‘Round.”
That was not all that happened on Tuesday night! Kacey was a guest artist at the Grand Ole Opry, and performed the duet “Bourbon In Kentucky” with Dierks Bentley live for the first time.
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) June 26, 2013
-Danielle Clasing, US99.5 Editor