Ahh Kacey Musgraves. The most innovative and fresh thing to hit country music since the pick-up truck. Okay, bad anology. But you catch my drift. Kacey Musgraves puts a huge twist to what was deemed "tradtional" country.
She burst onto the scene in remarkable fashion when she co-wrote Miranda Lambert's hit "Mama's Broken Heart" (which just so happens to be nominated for best country solo performance). But it would be her own debut album 'Same Trailer, Different Park' that would put her unique, albeit subtle writing style into the limelight. She writes about topics that are often looked at as controversial. Topics that not too long ago, country music had all but turned a cheek to. But Kacey pushed those edges and it is her astute way of turning profound lyrics into smooth, relatable meaning that have people welcoming her with open arms.
Just one look at the 2013 Billboard charts it's very evident to see Kacey Musgraves dominated:
February 16, 2013: "Merry Go 'Round" reaches No. 14 on Hot Country Songs.
April 6, 2013: "Same Trailer Different Park" debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
April 6, 2013: "Same Trailer Different Park" debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums.
July 13, 2013: "Blowin' Smoke" reaches No. 31 on Hot Country Songs.
November 23, 2013: "Follow Your Arrow" hits No. 10 on Country Digital Songs.
It appears the year 2013 will be a tough act to follow for Kacey, but the start to 2014 isn't so shabby with 4 GRAMMY Nods in Best New Artist, Best Country Album, and two nominations in Best Country Song for ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ and ‘Merry Go ‘Round.’ She's also going to get stage time as a performer at the big event. If you feel so inclined to "follow your arrow"(haha, couldn't resist!) and get to know a wee bit more about this young country star, please feel free to watch her GRAMMY video below:
At the rip ol' age of 25 she sure seems wise beyond her years and has a heck of a career in front of her. For any of you that have seen her in concert or followed her on social media you can't help but notice not only how uber talented the singer/songwriter is, but how likable! So this leaves me wondering…are Kacey Musgraves fans considered "Muskrats"? Because if so, I am totally okay with being called that!
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