Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material
The follow-up to her Grammy-winning album debut
Thirteen new songs including "Biscuits"
Grammy-winning country artist Kacey Musgraves returns with Pageant Material, her follow-up to the 2013 smash album Same Trailer Different Park.
Pageant Material, is at least in part "a reference to criticism over a bored-looking frown she was caught making on camera" when she lost to Miranda Lambert for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards, writes Fader.
This album title is ironic, Kacey says, because she doesn't feel like she fits into that Pageant Material mold. "Especially for women, you need a certain face at award shows when you lose or you're an a--hole," she tells Fader. "You can't have a potty mouth or an opinion. In the South, getting judged on superficial stuff is a real thing. And I'm not attacking the people that might get something positive out of pageantry; I'm just not into being judged in that way."
That's not the only issue Kacey's had with commercial country music in recent years. "There was this cycle in Nashville where if you were a girl, you had to be really sassy: ‘You cheated on me, so I'm going to burn your house down,'" she tells the mag, which notes she's seemingly referring to Miranda again and also Carrie Underwood, both famous for their take-down-the-cheater chart toppers. "I've never felt a kinship to those kinds of songs."
"The more country that my music gets, the less it fits into the country world today," Kacey admits. "It's almost like there needs to be two genres, modern country and...country?"
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