I first discovered Kacey Musgraves in 2013 with the release of her album Same Trailer Different Park which is an incredibly introspective and beautiful album. My faves are Dandelion, Merry Go Round and of course, Follow Your Arrow. She really came out as a powerhouse in “new country” but she’s not even like the rest, she’s got something different to say other than merely singing about the pain and misery of growing up in a poor country town, she sings about smoking pot and kissing girls, a great departure, and risk for a so-called “Country” singer. She’s also a bit of a rebellious spirit, and you know I love a rebel.
Her newest album Golden Houris even better than the last and more mature and a bit more poppish, especially my favorite track, High Horse.
Although she is distinctively country she’s also quite poppish. She reminds me a bit of Taylor Swift before her jump from Country to Pop music years ago and I think that’s a good thing. I really love and value singer-songwriters and she is a consummate songwriter, weaving deep and profound stories through a beautiful voice and woman. I just want to be her friend. 🙂 What do you call a gay guy who wants to hang out with a straight girl? A Hag-Fag? Well, if so, I am Kacey Musgraves’ “Hag-Fag”!
If you haven’t heard her albums yet, take a listen when you’re sitting on the patio or front porch on a nice day sipping your sweet tea and watching the bluebonnets sway in the breeze, you’ll never want it to end. And most importantly, listen to the LYRICS.