Kacey Musgraves is headed to the big screen this weekend, as she joins Foy Vance, a singer-songwriter from Ireland, for the song “Moonshine.” The song will be heard in the new Ben Affleck movie, Live By Night, in theaters nationwide this Friday (January 13th).
“When I first heard the song, ‘Moonshine,’ 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 to the song,” says Kacey. “I am one that loves a cinematic experience, so I’m very excited to go to the theater on the day that it comes out and sit with my friends and hear this song that I’m a part of.”
Foy said Kacey was the first choice for the song. “Kacey got involved when we wanted to have a female vocal on there because there are a couple of really strong sort of female characters in the film.”
The film is set in the ‘20s during Prohibition and follows Joe Coughlin (Affleck), a bootlegger, gangster and son of the Boston Police Superintendent.
In addition to Affleck, who also wrote, directed and co-produced Live By Night, the film also stars Elle Fanning (Maleficient), Sienna Miller (G.I. Joe, American Sniper, Foxcatcher), Chris Cooper (A Time to Kill, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy), Titus Welliver (Bosch, Suits, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy) and Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy).