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Country Star Kacey Musgraves Just Gave Ted Cruz A Brutal Shoutout At Her Austin Concert

Country Star Kacey Musgraves Just Gave Ted Cruz A Brutal Shoutout At Her Austin Concert
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Country singer Kacey Musgraves had her fans cheering after she called out Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz during one of her concerts.

Musgraves—who was the headlining act at Weekend One of the Austin City Limits Music Festival—added new lyrics to her song "High Horse," which is featured on her hit album Golden Hour.

The original verse is:

"'Cause everyone knows someone who kills the buzz
Everytime they open up their mouth
Yeah, everyone knows someone who knows someone
Who thinks they're cooler than everybody else"

But Musgraves took a jab at the Senator, singing:

'Cause everyone knows someone who kills the buzz
Everytime they open up their mouth—Ted Cruz."

As fans cheered, Musgrave, without missing a beat, said:

"I said what I said."

You can watch the moment in the video below.

But Musgraves didn't stop there.

At another point during her show, she took aim at the Supreme Court for its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that once protected a person's right to choose reproductive health care without excessive government restriction.

She said:

"F the Supreme Court, honestly. We're in a weird time but we've got each other..."
"There is a light. I promise."

Musgraves' fans applauded her statements.



Musgraves isn't the only prominent musician to call out Cruz during a concert this year.

In June, the pop punk band Green Day—no stranger to political atatements—performed in front of a sign that declared "F**K Ted Cruz" to cheering fans in Berlin, Germany.

Green Day's message to Cruz came as he continued to face criticism for his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

Cruz had been swiftly rebuked after suggesting schools would be safer if there were fewer exits and if more armed officers were stationed inside school buildings.

19 children and two teachers died during the shooting and an increased police presence at the school had not deterred the shooter one bit–but that didn't stop Cruz from continuing to espouse conservative talking points about how militarizing more school officers could prevent further shootings.