Music came naturally to Kacey, a precocious kid who wrote her first song well before her elementary school graduation.
Kacey made her public singing debut at church when she was around eight years old. From there, she hit the regional opry circuit. She learned to play music first on the mandolin, and at age 12 started taking guitar lessons from a local musician named John DeFoore.
She played out through high school; when she graduated, her parents and grandparents helped fund her first record.
Then at 18, with a self-released album under her belt, she moved to Austin. Not long after that, Kacey was chosen to compete on Nashville Star.