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Kacey Musgraves Raises Over $100,000 For Therapy Dog At Children's Hospital

28 December 2022 | 3:03 pm | Mary Varvaris

"Any animal lover can attest to the multitudes of healing they can bring someone in need."

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Kacey Musgraves and her partner, writer Cole Schafer, have raised more than $100,000 USD ($148,418.60 AUD) for the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital.

They aim to add a second therapy dog to the hospital - last year, Musgraves and Schafer formed the Teddy Bear Ball to raise money and donate teddy bears for young patients needing comfort.

"This year, our goal was to raise enough funds to help get @vumcchildren a second therapy/rehabilitation facility dog that will walk the floors and do visits, boosting morale and calming families and kiddos before they’re wheeled into surgery," Musgraves said on social media. "Any animal lover can attest to the multitudes of healing they can bring someone in need."

The pair donated more than 300 teddy bears and raised over $100,000 for another therapy dog for the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital.

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Fancy Hagood, known for his self-described brand of "queer Southern pop," teamed up with Kacey Musgraves on a new song earlier this year.

Written by Hagood with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Alysa Vanderhyem, the new track, Blue Dream Baby, was released in honour of International Pride Day (June 28).

Hagood shared on social media, “This intergalactic extravaganza is brought to you by @skybabycartoons! I want to thank [Kacey] for being the sexiest cartoon I’ve ever seen and for throwing down on the track! It’s a dream come true when you get to put magic out into the world… but to get to do it with one of your besties is just a level of special I could stay high on!”

He continued, “Kacey is such a trailblazer and has created so much room in this town for queer expression and art. I have felt the effects of the change she has helped create not only in my career but in my personal life as well. Kacey made me feel seen long before we were friends, and I’m so honoured to share a track with such a legend… I feel so honoured to be surrounded by such talented, strong, inspiring women. As a queer male, this town hasn’t always been the easiest of places for me to feel confident or comfortable in my own skin!”

The song quickly garnered attention from fans and other artists, including Kelsea Ballerini, Caylee Hammack, Lindsay Ell, Brooke Eden, Tenille Townes, Brittney Spencer and more.