A week ago, the folks at Slate's culture blog say, they had never heard of Kacey Musgraves. With the official release of her debut single "Merry Go Round," that all changed-- and now they're asking if the 24-year-old Texas native is the future of country music. Here's what they had to say about her first single:
The lyric is a piece of high-Nashville craftsmanship, ringing witty variations on the homonyms Mary/married/merry. But it’s not wordplay-for-wordplay’s sake. The chorus is a gut-punch—a bleak home-movie vision of small town life, where addiction, adultery, boredom, and disappointment are passed down from generation to generation.
Read more at Slate
and download "Merry Go Round" from iTunes