Hear Kacey Musgraves sing a song about moonshine from ‘Live By Night’

Texas country star and ACL queen Kacey Musgraves teamed up with Irish folk singer Foy Vance for an original song that will be featured on the soundtrack to Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era gangster film “Live By Night,” in theaters today.

Kacey Musgraves performs on the opening weekend of the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park Oct. 2. 10/02/16 Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Kacey Musgraves performs on the opening weekend of the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park Oct. 2. 10/02/16 Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The song’s subject? Whiskey, of course.

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“Moonshine” mostly showcases Vance’s vocals until the chorus, when Musgraves starts harmonizing. The folksy ode to the illicit drink pushes the two voices to the forefront, backed by a foot-stomping beat and some guitar and fiddle. It sounds exactly what you would think a song about moonshine would sound like, sans banjo.

“I got a really fun, Southern vibe from it, and i thought that it would be kind of a fun challenge for me to figure out how to mix in my own flavor and my own bits of harmony within the song,” Musgraves said in a behind-the-scenes video about the making of the song.

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“Moonshine” is the only original, non-score song to be featured on the original soundtrack album, and Vance has already started playing the song on late-night shows.

Listen to the song below.

ACL Fest 2016: Austin, we have our first fest celeb sighting

It’s less than five hours into this year’s Austin City Limits Festival, but we’ve already spotted our first international celebrity (besides the musicians themselves, of course).

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A steady stream of attendees arrive at the Barton Springs entrance of the ACL Music Festival entrance as festgoers arrive on Friday, August 30, 2016. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

 

Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan made a stop at the Samsung Stage to catch Eliot Sumner’s show Friday afternoon.

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The actor Pierce Brosnan watches Eliot Sumner perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park Friday September 30, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This isn’t the first time the former 007 agent has been spotted in Austin. As he takes breaks from filming his new show for AMC, he’ll periodically pop up at Guero’s or the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Brosnan has been filming a series for AMC in Central Texas this month. “The Son” is a “multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family,” according to Deadline. The series is based on local author Philipp Meyer’s 2013 novel of the same name and will air in 2017.

The day is young…maybe we’ll spot some more famous folks as the weekend goes on.