Fresh off the heels of the Grammys and Oscars — all in one week — country singer Kacey Musgraves is back at work and doing what she loves best, performing. The singer had a tour stop last night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and paid homage to Selena Quintanilla — an artist she truly admires. The 30-year-old sang “Como La Flor,” and fans loved every second of it.
Musgraves, who’s also from Texas, has been stanning over Selena for a while now. Last year, Billboard asked her who her favorite inspirations were, and she said “Dolly Parton’s at the top of that list,” and also “Selena Quintanilla, being from Texas, she’s the ultimate queen.”
She also said in an interview with Oprahmag.com that she once learned Spanish as a little girl just so she could sing “Como La Flor,” because that is her dream collaboration.
“She was amazing at blending traditional Mexican music with the sounds of her time,” she said. “For my fifth-grade talent show, I asked my school’s ESL teacher to help me learn her song ‘Como La Flor,’ and you best believe I won!”
We don’t doubt that for a second.
Fans pretty much flipped out during Musgraves’s incredible performance and sang along with her too. Social media was just as nuts over this beautiful cover. Here’s what some of them had to say.
“Kacey Musgraves is just Selena Quintanilla reincarnated in a country goddess,” @TheLifeOfLane tweeted. @kevinpokeeffe tweeted: “Kacey brings the AS4 winners out on stage during her show* ME: aw that’s a nice gesture *Kacey covers Selena* ME: she is … the mother I never had. she is the sister … that everybody would want. she is the friend … that everybody deserves.” @MaryclaireTovar tweeted: “Still can’t believe Kacey sang Selena.” @nancyeromero111 tweeted “@KaceyMusgraves paying tribute to our TEJANO QUEEN SELENA! I legit teared up! ??? reason 173828293992277 why Kacey is the best PERIOD.”
Here’s the entire performance below.
Social media also reminded us that Musgraves is no low key fan of Selena. She’s been practicing “Como La Flor” for quite some time, and all we can say is that rehearsals have paid off. Here’s one version of that same song.
Kacey singing Como La Flor by Selena Q omg new queen of latin music JLo who? pic.twitter.com/4iJqjgm8qn
— EFRAIN (@TUENEMIGOEFRAIN) February 24, 2019
Practice makes perfect. We’re just wondering what Selena song she’ll be covering next!