Not only are we in the middle of a global pandemic, it's also Earth Day, and Kacey Musgraves has taken the time to release a new Earth Day version of "Oh, What A World" from her great 2018 album Golden Hour, and at the song's YouTube page, she's taking donations for the Kacey Musgraves Earth Day Fund, which "support the World Wildlife Fund’s mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth." Kacey says:

"There is a lot to feel downhearted about on this Earth Day,” Kacey shares. “Everyone and everything feels out of balance. People are suffering and the future is uncertain.

“In the face of a pandemic that has brought cities to their knees, a song can feel small. A melody can seem insignificant. This is a global moment of acknowledgment and respect for the power of nature and for so many of us - extreme challenges and sadness. But in the midst of all the loss and uncertainty there are signs everywhere of human compassion and renewal.

“The earth is healing. Bluer skies hang over China and Los Angeles. Clearer water and a positive effect on wildlife is being seen. In spite of all its troubles, it’s still a wild, beautiful world and if you need proof, it’s out there. You just might have to look in a different corner of the sky.

“Right now, there are so many brave people that deserve Medals of Honor: the nurses, doctors, grocers, the delivery and truck drivers, cashiers, gas station attendants, the scientists, restaurant workers, the single parents, and SO many others. I’m just a songwriter but my hope is that if I bring the light I have in my spirit to the table, maybe it could be a form of energy that lifts someone else’s spirit for a moment. Oh, What a World - dedicated to our planetary home and all the quiet heroes this Earth Day: you’re the northern lights in our skies.

Listen to the new version below and donate here.

Kacey also played a stripped-down version of "Rainbow" for Global Citizen's virtual One World: Together At Home festival, and you can rewatch her performance here:

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