Kacey Musgraves was joined on stage by Gloria Gaynor in New York City last night (October 15) to perform the latter’s classic hit ‘I Will Survive’ — watch fan-shot footage of the performance below.
The country singer has been covering ‘I Will Survive’, which the disco classic frontwoman originally released back in October 1978, during her gigs this year, and she certainly didn’t disappoint during her first of two shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
Musgraves surprised her NYC audience by inviting Gaynor to join her on stage to perform the track together. Speaking to the crowd, Gaynor, who was proclaimed as “the queen of disco” by the country singer, said: “I recorded this song 40 years ago, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am that Kacey is carrying on the tradition, helping you all to survive.”
You can see fan-shot footage of the pair performing ‘I Will Survive’ together in New York below.
KACEY MUSGRAVES JUST BROUGHT OUT GLORIA GAYNOR TO SING “I WILL SURVIVE” AT RADIO CITY pic.twitter.com/Dyd6VoEDEd
— matt gehring (@mattryanx) October 16, 2019
At the Kacey Musgraves concert last night, guess who showed up? & sang I Will Survive? Gloria Gaynor! THE GLORIA GAYNOR! A lesbian couple in front of me made out through the whole song & 2 men were hugging & kissing a few rows up. If this is 2019 too, then I’m here for it. pic.twitter.com/a416VqabSW
— Maureen Langloss (@MaureenLangloss) October 16, 2019
— Kacey Musgraves News ? (@KaceyNews) October 16, 2019
Musgraves is no stranger to a live cover version: back in June, she covered ‘Do You Realise?’ by The Flaming Lips during her performance at Bonnaroo.