First, let me give her credit where credit is due: http://www.kaceymusgraves.com/
Check out her website, buy her music, clothes, hair, whatever you can get your hands on. Now my musical tastes are all over the place, but my love for country is always growing. Last summer I spent my time in Texas and country music was everywhere. Now some may complain it all sounds the same, but Kacey Musgraves is a fresh face in a sometimes mundane same old, same old genre.
I hesitant to call Kacey an “up & coming” act because her musical, and specifically her writing, talent has been around. She was behind the hit “Mama’s Broken Heart” sung by Miranda Lambert and “Undermine” for all you Nashville fans. (Love that show by the way, despite it being slow at times.) She also was on the USA Network competition show, Nashville Star, in 2007. (Thanks Wikipedia…)
Her first popular hit, sung by hers truly, was Merry Go Round.
She is a softer, more fun version of Carrie Underwood and what Taylor Swift wishes she was (and probably thinks she is). The lyrics are clever and fresh. She has the same traditional country of small town, trailer park living, boys are dumb messages but it’s new. It’s light, fun and so enjoyable. It is rare when you find an album that you enjoy all the tracks. I enjoy all of them.
Apparently she has been given recognition (or criticism, not sure) about her song, Follow Your Arrow.
Lyrics are as follows:
Make lots of noise
And kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points
She has been talked about for talking about kissing girls. Whoa, baby, so scandalous. But really the message of her songs are awesome and fun. They all have a different tone as well. I love a good Carrie Underwood or Reba, but aren’t their songs all the same? I also am a huge Miranda Lambert fan, so naturally her and Kacey have worked together. Miranda also does a great song of changing up the tempo and theme of her work. Kacey will soon be challenging these great names by the next year’s Country Music Awards. Move over Taylor, you aren’t 22 anymore, and you’ll never get back together with Entertainer of the Year.
This is also one of my favorite Kacey songs, this definitely reminds me of a Mama’s Broken Heart or Dixie Chicks lyrical work, called “Step Off.”
Go out and buy the CD, download illegally or what have you. But look out for this girl, she’s going to do amazing things. And I don’t know why it has taken her this long to get where she is or to sing her own work. Amazeballs.
- Kacey Musgraves ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ Reviewed (stirringtrouble.wordpress.com)
- Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park Album Review (countrymusicnewsblog.com)
- Artist of the Week: Kacey Musgraves (aceshowbiz.com)
- Kacey Musgraves – review (guardian.co.uk)
- Kacey Musgraves: More to country than trucks, tailgates (cbsnews.com)
- Next Big Thing: Kacey Musgraves (thedailysouth.southernliving.com)