Kacey Musgraves lit up The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night with a performance of “Present Without a Bow,” an original song from her recently released holiday album A Very Kacey Christmas. [Watch the performance above.]
Musgraves swayed along to the soulful tune, backed by sparkly white Christmas trees, fake snow and her crack band, who performed decked out in matching black suits and bow ties. Last month, Musgraves gave Rolling Stone Country a preview of what fans could expect from such holiday performances, revealing, “I’m touring with a bigger band than I ever have. It’ll be more of a musical experience than my normal show, but very classic and festive.”
The album version of “Present Without a Bow” features soul/R&B singer Leon Bridges (though Bridges was not present for The Tonight Show performance). Musgraves co-wrote the track with Bridges, Austin Jenkins and Luke Laird.
Musgraves kicked off her A Very Kacey Christmas Tour in Windsor, Ontario, on November 26th. The show features a number of songs from her holiday album, as well as a handful of non-holiday Musgraves hits mixed in.