- By Dennis Petrone
- Photo Courtesy of Kacey Musgrave
A Texas girl through and through, Kacey Musgrave is the upcoming country music star to know. While her sound is clearly in the camp of traditional country, some industry pundits consider her lyrics controversial. At this year’s CMAs she picked up Song of the Year for “Follow Your Arrow” in which she sings about not living life to please others because it’s impossible to please everyone. As examples, she lists sex before marriage; knocking back a couple of drinks; and kissing someone of the same gender. She advocates that people follow their hearts—or arrows. Those aren’t typical country music lyrics.
Musgrave self-released three albums before appearing on Nashville Star, a country-singing competition show, which led to her signing with the music label Mercury Nashville in 2012. Since then her album Same Trailer Different Park went Gold, peaking at Number One in the category of U.S. Country and number two for U.S. album overall. Her single “Merry Go ‘Round” went Platinum with one million in sales. She’s won two Grammys, three CMAs and looks poised to win more this upcoming awards season. Musgrave is young, beautiful, thoughtful, heartfelt and talented, and is the voice of a new country generation.
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