Whenever Americans need a dose of comfort or inspiration these days, they turn to Kacey Musgraves' "Rainbow." The final track off her acclaimed LPGolden Hour, what started as a favorite album track morphed into an LGBTQ anthem--and now it's surged again during the coronavirus pandemic. Co-writer Shane McAnally tellsThe Washington Postthat he's been "flooded" with messages on social media about how much the tender ballad has meant to people in recent weeks. And after Musgraves performed "Rainbow" from her house on the recent "One World: Together at Home" special, the track was downloaded more than any other during the star-studded telethon.
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